As a part of the Modern Segregation Program Initiative, Danielle Allen, UPS Foundation Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study gave a talk on the theme of "Modern Segregation and the City," hosted by American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. This video is of the following Q&A discussion.
As a part of the Modern Segregation Program Initiative, Linda Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York, gave a talk on the theme of "Modern Segregation: Segregated Pleasures and the Comforts of Homogeneity," hosted by American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.
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For nine days after Michael Brown's death, the Ferguson QuikTrip on West Florissant Avenue served as an unlikely public square -- what one graffiti tag declared the "QT People's Park" ("Liberated 8-10-14"). "It's all we have," an early protest organizer declared. Yet its brief political life has ended, and it may now disappear from public memory altogether.
The American Culture Studies Program at Washington University (AMCS) has launched a three-to-five year faculty program initiative on Modern Segregation designed to provide opportunities for collaborative engagement for faculty and students. What are the structures that define Modern Segregation and how are they maintained in the so-called "post-race" era? These questions, already pressing, have taken on an intense urgency in the context of the Ferguson, Missouri crisis and struggles.
Bret Gustafson, Associate Professor, Anthropology; Sowande Mustakeem, Assistant Professor, History; Douglas Flowe, Postdoctoral Fellow, American Culture Studies
Conference Room A-B, West Campus @ 6:30pm