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Duke University professor brings message of racial inequality in talk March 13 at NMSU

Duke University Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department Eduardo Bonilla-Silva will present ?Why We Cannot Just Get Along? Race Matters in the Color-Blind Racial Movement? from 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 13 on the New Mexico State University campus.


Duke University Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Duke University Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department Eduardo Bonilla-Silva will present ?Why We Cannot Just Get Along? Race Matters in the Color-Blind Racial Movement? from 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 13 on the New Mexico State University campus.

The event is being presented by NMSU Associate Professor Azadeh Osanloo, who holds the Stan Fulton Endowed Chair in Education in the College of Education?s Department of Educational Leadership and Administration. Bonilla-Silva?s presentation will be in the ASNMSU Center for the Arts, Hershel Zohn Rehearsal Hall, second floor.

?In a climate rife with racial angst and complex racial relationships, Dr. Bonilla-Silva?s scholarship demonstrates that a deeper, contemporary understanding of race relations in the U.S. is needed to promote a more unified, democratic and informed citizenry,? Osanloo said.

Bonilla-Silva is the author of several books, including ?White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era? and ?Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States.?

The Bonilla-Silva event is aligned with other Fulton Chair activities in that his talk will underscore the critical importance of better understanding race relations among schools and communities in New Mexico, as well as on a national landscape, Osanloo said.

?This nuanced understanding of race relations will help educational activists in New Mexico better serve our most disenfranchised student population while promoting culturally responsive knowledge,? she said.

To attend the event, please RSVP to Sara Bellomo at sbellomo@nmsu.edu with the subject line: Bonilla-Silva event. The event space holds 150 people, so seating is limited and reserved.

For more information about the event, please contact Osanloo at azadeh@nmsu.edu.