Melissa Harris-Lacewell on Big Think 22 February 2008Posted by Todd in Capitalism & Economy, Cultural Critique, Inequality & Stratification, Race & Ethnicity.
Tags: African American, Black heritage month, civil rights, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, racial justice
Big Think is doing a series on African American heritage this month, and I just spent the morning listening to every segment by Princeton Professor Harris-Lacewell. One of the most important contemporary thinkers about race and gender, Prof. Harris-Lacewell offers summaries of her work on African American attitudes and perceptions and culture. I can’t recommend both her work and these Big Think interviewlets highly enough. My favorite was her explanation of “what’s really going on” behind our attitudes about racial inequality today.