LU-MRRL Lecture Series: The Myths and Realities of Race in America: Rethinking America's Legacy of Racism

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Slavery is long dead, segregation has been over for about 50 years, and the existence of systemic racism has been all but wiped out. Few know the real origins of the KKK, the Confederate flag, or Neo-Nazi white supremacy movements. But all these things have left an indelible mark on how we define ourselves and each other. Dr. Darius Watson, associate professor of political science at LU, will examine the impact of slavery, Jim Crow, and desegregation on both white and African-American identities and how the legacy of racism defines us.