Antiracism Inc.: Why the Way We Talk about Racial Justice Matters Felice Blake, Paula Ioanide, Alison Reed
This talk focuses on contemporary political strategies that appropriate antiracist discourses and practices to perpetuate injustice. From “free speech,” to “diversity,” to “implicit bias,” to “all lives matter,” we give everyday examples of new strategies for reinventing racism, yet also examine the ways organizers continue to struggle for racial justice in the context of such appropriations and incorporations. Dr. Felice Blake is a faculty member of the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Paula Ioanide is an associate professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at Ithaca College in New York. Alison Reed is an assistant professor of English at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.