Future Of "Race" In Wake Of Obama Election To Be Topic Of Ithaca College Discussion

ITHACA, NY — Post racial. Racially transcendent. Beyond race. Those are just some of the phrases that the media have used discussing the election of Barack Obama as president. Assistant professor Sean Eversley Bradwell of the Ithaca College Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) will consider the meaning of those phrases in a free public talk on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall.

Eversley Bradwell’s presentation, “Freedom Ride or Die: Barack or the Bullet,” will examine the “one-drop rule” and double-consciousness, mapping the racial realignment of the 2008 U.S. elections. The discussion will present questions about the racial legacy of the Civil Rights movement and the future of “race” in this country.

The CSCRE is part of the Division of International and Interdisciplinary Studies at Ithaca College. The talk is part of the yearlong CSCRE series titled “Chaos or Community? MLK and the Politics of Resistance.” Borrowing its name from the title of a King book, the series explores some of the themes he wrote about, such as antiracist and antiwar movements; resistance to oppression; critiques of capitalism and poverty; civil disobedience and theologies of liberation.

For more information, visit /cscre/discussionseries/.

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