TEACH-IN event with RIMA VESELY-FLAD discussing RACIAL PURITY AND DANGEROUS BODIES: MORAL POLLUTION, BLACK LIVES, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE

At the center of contemporary struggles over aggressive policing practices is an assumed association in U.S. culture of blackness with criminality. Rima L. Vesely-Flad examines the religious and philosophical constructs of the black body in U.S. society, examining racialized ideas about purity and pollution as they have developed historically and as they are institutionalized today in racially disproportionate policing and mass incarceration. These systems keep threatening populations in a constant state of harassment and tension so that they are unable to pollute the morals of mainstream society.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
55 Haywood St.
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$34.00
ISBN: 9781506420493
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Published: Fortress Press - June 15th, 2017