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Ithaca College to Present Talk on 'How Racism Takes Place'

ITHACA, NY — An influential scholar in American and racial studies will give a free public presentation on “How Racism Takes Place: Why the Margins Matter Now” at Ithaca College on Monday, April 11. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE), the talk by George Lipsitz is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Textor 102.

How Racism Takes Place” is the title of Lipsitz’s latest book, in which he contends that racism persists because a network of practices skew opportunities and life chances along racial lines. His other books include “The Possessive Investment in Whiteness,” which won the 1999 Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America; “Time Passages: Collective Memory and American Popular Culture”; and “American Studies in a Moment of Danger.”

Lipsitz teaches in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He serves as chairman of the board of directors for the African American Policy Forum and is on the board of the National Fair Housing Alliance. He edits the Critical American Studies series for the University of Minnesota Press and coedits the American Crossroads series for the University of California Press.

A book signing will occur immediately after the event, which is part of the CSCRE discussion series “Centering the Margins.” For more information, visit /cscre/discussionseries/.