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What I Am Thinking About Now: “Formerly Incarcerated Black Women and Institutional Distrust”

Virtual Event

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Zimife Umeh, Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in Brown University’s Sociology Department, titled “Formerly Incarcerated Black Women and Institutional Distrust.” Abstract: This presentation explores how institutional responses throughout the life course shape Black justice-involved women’s ability to trust institutions. Dr. Umeh will argue that despite the […]

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What I Am Thinking About Now: Beverly Haviland, The Color of Shame: The Perversity of White Supremacy and Child Sexual Abuse in “The Bluest Eye”

Virtual Event

In Toni Morrison’s first novel, there are three perpetrators of the sexual abuse of a child: Cholly Breedlove, Mr. Henry, and Soaphead Church. Professor Haviland argues that there are different kinds of guilt and shame that should be considered in this novel, and uses Lacan’s clinical analysis of perversion to understand the persistence of white supremacy […]

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