GSEP Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series Addresses Diversity and Racism

November 12, 2012  | 1 min read

Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States, presented “Beyond Diversity: Challenging Racism in an Age of Backlash” on October 25 as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Wise delineated the difference between individual prejudice and institutional bias and how stereotypes impact daily decision-making.

The lecture and Q&A aimed to heighten awareness of the harmful effects of racism and privilege.

Named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing your World” by Utne Reader in 2010, Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on more than 800 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market. He is the author of six books, including Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority and White Like Me (updated and rereleased).

Sponsored by Susan and Don Rice, the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series brings leading agents of change to GSEP to discuss the challenges and opportunities in servant-leadership in communities across the world.