The Postracial is the most racial
Department of Sociology lecture
Societies historically articulated through race have claimed recently to be postracial. Yet they remain wracked by racial structure and often mounting racist expression. What accounts for this tension, if not paradox? If we are all postracial already, how are we to understand the social logics of postraciality as the new ecology of the racial? Who are the new or renewed racial subjects increasingly targeted by postracial states, how are they racially conceived, and what interests are being served by their racial definition? David Theo Goldberg will address these questions by considering contemporary postraciality in the context of racial histories.