Discuss. DuBois and race

Mural honoring DuBois in Philadelphia. (Photo: Erik Anestad via Flickr Creative Commons)
More and more since the turn of the millennium, societies have been reckoning with issues of race, integration, solidarity, and appropriation. But exactly what is contained in those concepts, and how they function in our understanding of ourselves and other people, is often difficult to pin down.
One person who tried to conceptualize race and its consequences was W.E.B. DuBois, an early 20th century philosopher, historian, and civil rights activist. This week on Discuss., Dr. Chike Jeffers talks DuBois’ challenges to white hegemony and the civil rights activism of his day.

Discuss. DuBois and race.
Discuss. is a coproduction of CKDU Radio and the Watch Magazine.

By David J. Shuman

David is the current editor-in-chief of The Watch and writes on student issues and events. Find him on Twitter: @DavidJShuman

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