50 years of naming institutional racism: realising racial equity or intensifying injustices? Wednesday, 1 November 2017

It has now been half a century since the term 'institutional racism' was first coined in Black Power (1967) by Charles Hamilton and Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture). This conference will explore how far we have progressed during the last half century in elucidating the nature of, and effective countermeasures for, institutional racism.

Institutional racism is a concept that retains much currency, if not a resurgence, in the 21st century through ongoing controversies in politics, policing, education and healthcare, among others. This conference will explore how far we have progressed during the last half century in elucidating the nature of, and effective countermeasures for, institutional racism.

The questions this conference will consider include: what critiques of the institutional racism as a concept have emerged over this time? What do we know of its articulation with colonisation and other intersecting forms of oppression across various contexts? What have we learnt about the interplay between individual agency and organisational structure in constituting institutional racism? What success and failures have emerged in efforts to combat racism within institutions?

1 November to 3 November 2017
9am to 7.30pm
Deakin Downtown Melbourne

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