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The language of race and pandering to white fragility: white institutional resistance in the academy

Lunchtime webinar: Thursday 11 May 2017 12:00 – 13:00

The Race Equality Charter team are pleased to announce the third webinar in our 2017 series on race in higher education, to be delivered by Richard Tavernier, a lecturer in social science at University of Leeds.

When we talk about race equality we are often actually talking about racial inequality, and when we talk about diversity, we are often trying to avoid talking about race and racism. But why is there such ‘white institutional resistance’ to talking about race?

This webinar will explore: the concept of white institutional resistance with a particular focus on language; the connection between diversity, culture and internationalisation; and offer anecdotal evidence from undergraduate students who do not resist when engaging with the language of race. This leads us to ask: why does the white institute continue to resist in engaging with the language of race?

This webinar is open to all staff from subscribing institutions, but will be of particular interest to staff researching in this field and equality, diversity and inclusion practitioners.

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This webinar is open to staff and students in:

  • subscribing higher education institutions (HEIs) in England and Northern Ireland
  • HEIs in Scotland and Wales
  • colleges in Scotland

You will need to register to take part in the webinar. Please fill out the form below.

The views and opinions in this webinar reflect those of the guest presenter and not Equality Challenge Unit.

Lunchtime webinar: The Language of race and pandering to white fragility; white institutional resistance in the academy

 

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