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September 27, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Freer House 2nd Floor Conference Room | Map
71 E. Ferry
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: FREE
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Prospective Students, Staff

In this talk, Dr. Margaret A. Hagerman will first discuss existing research on racial socialization. She will then discuss the sociology of race and explain why studying how racial socialization works in white families is important. She will then present findings from a 2-year ethnographic study with 30 white families and 36 children ages 10-13. She will explore how white families reproduce, rework, and sometimes resist forms of racism, the outcomes of different approaches to this process (i.e. kids’ actual voices and perspectives on race and racism), and she will discuss how her findings connect to broader forms of racial inequality.

Participants should be able to:
1.) Summarize existing cross-disciplinary gaps in the literature on racial socialization.
2.) Understand how contextual factors influence how white kids make sense of race.
3.) Summarize findings from a family/child-centered longitudinal study of white racial socialization.

For more information about this event, please contact Caitlin Lyons at 3136642500 or