Thursday, 12 September, 2013
"Racism and Sexism: What We Think But Can't Say"
Behind the conscious mind's efforts to judge people on their merits, the subconscious categorizes by details such as gender, race, and age-just as it has done since the dawn of humankind. Can ethnic prejudice be overcome? What is the "stereotype effect"? Are there quantifiable differences that make one race superior to another in sports? Is it possible to visually perceive a person's sexual orientation? In this ABC News program, John Stossel seeks answers to these and other questions through eye-opening social experiments and insights from Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow John McWhorter; renowned teacher Jane Elliott; Taboo author Jon Entine; J. Michael Bailey, of Northwestern University; Harvard University's Anthony Greenwald; social psychologist John Dovidio; NYU's Joshua Aaronson; and others.
The Kernel Konvo: Film Series offers a variety of thought-provoking films including "Miss Representation," "Separate but Unequal," "Racial Stereotypes in the Media," and "Cultural Bias in Education." Participants will view the selected film and discuss important themes. The events will take place from noon - 1:30 PM in the Black Cultural Center. All students, faculty, and staff members are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served.