Public Scholars Project

Dismantling the Racism Machine: What White People Are Not Taught about White Supremacy

February 29, 2020 at 10:30 AM | Plainfield, NJ | Plainfield Public Library
What are some key myths that white people are taught that perpetuate systemic racism? There is a false but popular belief that race, including whiteness, is biological when it’s actually an invention, an idea that was created during colonial America. Exploring the concepts from Karen’s new book Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox, participants will look at how the public understands—and doesn’t understand—race and racism.

Karen Gaffney, Ph.D.
Professor of English, Raritan Valley Community College
Plainfield Public Library
800 Park Ave
Plainfield, NJ