Université de Strasbourg

Public lecture - Black People in White Space: Challenges to Civil Society

May 22, 2023
From 14:30 until 17:00
Salle de Conférence, MISHA, Strasbourg

By Elijah Anderson, Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies at Yale University, USA

Since the end of the American civil rights movement, many Black people have made their way into spaces previously occupied only by Whites, though their reception has been mixed. Today, many of these Black people have left the ghettos and now reside in formerly White neighbourhoods, attend the best schools, pursue the professions of their choosing, and occupy various positions of power, privilege, and prestige. Many White people strongly supported racial inclusion, while many others, consumed by deeply held prejudices, resisted these changes, which they feared abrogated their own rights and assumed privileges. Over the years, this resistance has grown socially and politically, and now constitutes a powerful White backlash.

  • 14.30-15.00: Welcome and introduction to the conference by Jérôme Beauchez, director of LinCS
  • 15.00-17.00: “Black People in White Space: Challenges to Civil Society” by Elijah Anderson


Watch the recording of the conference:

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