Week 7: Systems & Structures – Blog Prompt

How pervasive is white supremacist culture (WSC) within higher education?  Does WSC even exist within academia?  

Please feel free to significantly shorten responses this week. Approximately 200 words or less:

  1.  White Supremacy Culture – https://overcomingracism.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/HANDOUT-SHARED-Characteristics-of-White-Supremacy-Culture-original-1.pdf 
  2. More Than One Pandemic – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02615479.2020.1825665 
  3. Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates outraged at arrest at his home- https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jul/22/henry-louis-gates-arrested-at-home 
    1. https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/08/the-arrest-of-henry-louis-gates/61365/  (opt.)
  4. Yale’s diversity promises


  1. Who Should Own Photos of Slaves? The Descendants, not Harvard, a Lawsuit Says – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/us/slave-photographs-harvard.html 


  1. Ruth Wilson Gilmore on CUNY’s potential role in abolition (only minutes 46 to 52)


7. Simon Says – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zatHOwWBPEI

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