BFC/A lecture series presents ‘How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide’

The Media School Report • June 13, 2018

Crystal Fleming, associate professor of sociology and Africana studies at the City University of New York Stony Brook, will continue the Black Film Center/Archive’s fall lecture series with “How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide.”

The lecture is from 1-2:15 p.m. Oct. 9 at the IU Cinema.

In her talk, Fleming will provide the conceptual tools needed to recognize and unpack systemic racism and white supremacy in accessible language that will be useful for everyone.

Fleming is author of How to Be Less Stupid About Race and has published essays and op-eds in popular media outlets including Vox, The Root, Everyday Feminism and the Huffington Post.

The BFC/A’s fall lecture series, “Before Representation: Examining Visual Technologies of Race, Media, and Meaning,” asks the question, “What happens before representation?” The series opens with a Sept. 25 lecture by Concordia University professor emeritus Lorna Roth and concludes with a Nov. 13 talk by Northwestern University postdoctoral fellow Melanie Chambliss.

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