Odyssey summer: Racism

Racism has been a part of this country's culture and makeup since it was introduced here by the first colonialists in the early 17th century. While the term implies that it has to do with race, which is true, the broader definition is not limited to race, but is the belief that humans are subdivided into distinct groups that are different in their social behavior and innate capacities, and that can be ranked as superior or inferior. We will talk about the definition, how it was introduced here and how it was practiced. We'll discuss how Jefferson's words, "All men are created equal" were interpreted. We'll look at the Supreme Court decisions that upheld the practice, and later began to end legal segregation. And we'll discuss the racism in the Armed Forces. Though tragic, the death of George Floyd has forced most of us to face the issue in a way that many, if not most, have never had to do. And we're learning that the disease of racism is directed at all people of color; Asian and Hispanic as well as African Americans.

910.876.01 via Zoom
Wednesday, June 9 and 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon ET
Cost: $50 (2 sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. For registration details, contact bhebron@jhu.edu.