Imperceptible Privilege: Examining How Whites Talk About Race
Kathleen Gray, Assistant Academic Dean at St. Francis College spoke about, Imperceptible Privilege: How Whites Negotiate Conversations about Race, on December 5, 2017 as part of the Fall 2017 Senior Citizen Lecture Series: Perspectives on American Politics & Policies.
Dr. Kathleen Gray is a sociologist and the Assistant Academic Dean at St. Francis College. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh with a research focus on race and racism. Her work explores how white people collectively construct, reinforce, and occasionally disrupt dominant racial ideology during conversations about race and politics. She also works on critical pedagogy and is the creator of a segregation simulation called The Neighborhood Game, which is used in sociology courses throughout the country to teach students about structural inequality.
The lecture series was organized by St. Francis College Professors Emily Horowitz and Athena Devlin.