From event: A Public Dialogues in Race and Difference Series Event
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election and bestselling books like Hillbilly Elegy and White Trash, there is a growing realization that whiteness is as much a social racial and political identity as being African, Latinx, Asian or Native American. In partnership with the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Emory’s James Weldon Johnson Institute is pleased to host a panel on the evolution of whiteness in American society. Our esteemed panel brings their interdisciplinary perspective to the panel to explain why race—including whiteness—still matters in America. We are pleased to feature five eminent experts from a wide range of disciplinary fields. Join the conversation!