Perspectives series returns to examine legacies of racism in American culture

Presenters in the “Legacies of Racism in American Culture” series will give their perspectives on religion, immigration, business, supremacist thought and labor economics. Andrew Hippisley, dean, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will host the series.

Presentations will be delivered at 3 p.m. Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 via Zoom. Login information will be the same for each talk (Meeting ID: 998 4330 8081, Passcode: 441316).

The series includes:

Nov. 3  “The Bible and Race in American Christian Cultures,” by Rannfrid Lasine Thelle, associate professor of religion

Nov. 17  “Who Can Become an American? U.S. Immigration Policy, Racism, and Civil Rights Struggle in the 20th Century,” by Laila Ballout, assistant professor of history

Dec. 1 “‘Jim Crow’ in the Business World: The Birth, Growth, and Disappearance of Black-Owned Insurance Companies,” by Robert E. Weems, Jr., Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History

Dec. 8  “Labor Economies in the Forces of Insurrection,” by Chuck Koeber, associate professor of sociology

Videos of the previous Perspectives series are archived on the Fairmount College YouTube channel.