Structural Racism and Anti-Racist Struggles
The concept of structural racism has emerged as central to current anti-racist struggles and critical theorizing about race and racism. It signals that racism is a social problem that goes much deeper than individual attitudes or issues of diversity. At the same time, what precisely is structural about structural racism remains a matter of debate, and the concept has even become the focal point of a politically motivated ideological backlash. The panel will explore the contested meaning(s) of structural racism and its social-theoretical underpinnings and ask: if racism is indeed structural, what does this imply for anti-racist struggles and their transformative orientation?
With Sally Haslanger, Daniel James, Kristina Lepold and Bafta Sarbo.