In Reply to: Re: Racism and Economics posted by Cara on September 28, 2001 at 12:49:33:
: Race is socially constructed, but RACISM is real. That was Prof. Gabriel's point. The reason why they hold special alum conferences is because those who attend are united by the racism that impacts them all. The focus of those conferences is to unite on that basis and try to change it. We don't have white conferences because very, very few of us, in comparison, experience racism. Women's colleges exist because a majority of us experience gender oppression on a regular basis.
In regards to Cara's message
If we are having black Alumni Conferences about discrimination, then why don't we simply have conferences about discrimination and have it open to everyone. Instead we are holding conferences that support the mentality of seperation that allowed for slavery to exist. After all if the objective is to fight against discrimination then all points of views would help to understand it and fight against it.
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