The Postracial is the most racial

  • Date and time: Tuesday 25 November 2014, 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  • Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building
  • Admission: is free and open to all. No ticket required.

Event details

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.

Professor David Theo Goldberg, University of California - Irvine