Video link to "Racism in Politics"
Dear campus community,
I invite and encourage you to watch the recorded Webex Event “Racism in Politics."
This powerful and insightful program, which aired live on Tuesday, includes the voices and lived experiences of members of our campus community and invited guests as we reflect upon race and racism in Politics in America and we search for ways to move the conversation and our society forward. I’d like to thank our participants for their honesty, bravery, and heartfelt comments at a time when we are all learning and looking for constructive ways to live in a fragmented society.
Our panelists included:
- Ana Caballero Mengibar, Associate Professor of Integrated Studies at UW-Whitewater
- Brian Clardy, Associate Professor of History at Murray State University in Kentucky
- Eric Loepp, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UW-Whitewater
- Attorney Mia McNeil, Government/Community Relations Director at University of Michigan-Flint
Many questions from students, faculty and staff were also addressed during the presentation.
Here is the video link:
For easy reference, timestamps are included below so that you can quickly navigate to topics of interest to you.
I hope you will take the time to watch, and that you will join us for “Racism in Academia” on Tuesday, July 21 at 11 a.m. Additional information on the upcoming session will be shared as it is available.
Warm Warhawk Regards,
Kenny E. Yarbrough
Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
2:09—From a historical perspective, can you give us a crosswalk of how racialized the party systems have been in the United States?
9:07—How systems of politics globally have addressed racism and classism?
18:18—From a community perspective, can you explain how majority communities and communities of color view politics and how it becomes racialized over functions or items we should be unified for?
22:18—How has racism played a part in the role of elections and voting?
29:15—How do we forge civil pathways between politicians when we clearly see the effects of racism through governmental initiatives which help construct those barriers?
37:34—In this “woke” culture, how do we reach young voters to think about who they will be voting for and what would be the effect of Kanye if he is considered an actual candidate?
48:25—How does a campus navigate such a political divide when asking campus members to wear facial coverings and encouraging communities to be participatory in facial coverings as well?
56:59—How do you think environmental racism has impacted COVID-19?
1:00:16—How do you try to influence politicians in a highly gerrymandered environment?
1:05:28—How can long voting lines and other voting location issues be addressed?
1:08:51—Is anything more powerful than getting elected?
1:19:02—Does UW-Whitewater have required classes or workshops that present on the topic of white privilege and required readings?
1:19:33—How do we differentiate between what’s considered American and un-American?