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Liao Presents "Racist Things"
Racist Things: How Biases Get Materialized in the World
April 19 @ 4pm in ABAH 445
UMD Philosophy has schedule it's next colloquium of 2017 on Wednesday, April 19, at 4pm in AB Anderson 445. We are lucky enough to have Sam Liao here from the University of Puget Sound. He will be presenting his paper "Racist Things: How Biases Get Materialized in the World ". Below is an abstract for his talk:
We find implicit and explicit racial biases in individuals’ minds. We find conventionalized and codified racial biases in social structures. And, this talk will argue, we find covert and overt racial biases in mundane physical things. The recognition of “racist things” and its relation to other manifestations of racial biases allows us to better understand challenges in changing minds and changing social structures.