Seven Take-Away Points from Yolanda T. Moses' Michael Kearney Lecture; Given at the SfAA Annual Meeting in Portland, Or, March 21, 2019.

2019 Kearney Lecturer Yolanda MosesWhile the AAA Race Project reveals the social and cultural underpinnings of structural racism and the power dynamics that operate to maintain our highly racialized and stratified social system, more research and analysis is needed in the following areas: 

  1. The intersectionality of race, class, gender, religion, sexuality and other non-binary categories; 

  2.  The relationships between race and immigration 

  3. The links among race, policing and the other aspects of the state  

  4. The causal links between white nationalism with its constitutive components of  white fragility, fear and resentment and hate crimes 

  5. The dichotomy between structural racism on the one hand and the white embrace of the false promises of color blind institutions on the other

  6. The potential impacts of a generational difference that may be emerging between older, largely white Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers, who hold most of the powerful positions and have substantial wealth, and younger more multi-racial Millennials and Gen Y’er  who do not yet have much access to economic resources and power.   

  7. The race, class and gender inequalities that impact educational, housing, and health outcomes of white working-class people as well as people of color

Podcast of the Kearney Memorial Lecture

Interview with Yolanda T. Moses

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