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Going Back to Go Forward: Where, when, how, and why the human category called “white people” was first utilized

This lecture covers where, when, how, and why the human category called “white people” was first utilized in law and its role in radically reorganizing society. The history exposes race as a construct and reveals a mindset that is foundational to the United States shaping every institution and workplace. This lecture has the greatest impact on the front end of diversity and inclusion efforts.

Jacqueline Battalora Ph.D., is a passionate and engaging speaker addressing the complexities of what it means to be white within a nation that imposed whiteness as a matter of founding law. She is is the author of Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today, an attorney and professor of sociology at Saint Xavier University, Chicago, and a former Chicago Police Officer. Read more about Dr. Battalora.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Auditorium of Harrison/Small
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Dr. Jacqueline Battalora. Hosted by Phylissa Mitchell.
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Suzanne Bombard