What’s Up with White People? A Field Guide for the Perplexed

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What’s Up with White People? A Field Guide for the Perplexed

Temple University sociologist Matt Wray explores the different types of white people and how you can learn to spot them in their natural habitats.

Friday, February 2, 2018
4:00pm-5:00pm
TBD
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

What is up with white people? What is the deal with Rachel Dolezal? SJWs? Donald Trump? Richard Spencer? They each represent a type of whiteness that has become common in the early 21st century, and in this talk, Temple University sociologist Matt Wray explores the different types of white people and how you can learn to spot them in their natural habitats. In addition, Wray offers a sociological and cultural analysis of what produces and sustains these different white social types and concludes with observations about the implications of white self-differentiation for social issues like immigration, mass incarceration, and the growing epidemic of self-destruction among whites.

For more information, contact:
Laura Mitchell

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