From Retributive to Restorative Justice with Rodney Coates
Join us Friday, August 10th for A Virtual Presentation with Rodney Coates - Recently a colleague contacted me troubled at being labeled a racist. It seems that during a retreat that he was leading one of the participants, who happened to be black, become increasingly upset with what they perceived as microaggressions on the part of the facilitators. Within minutes the retreat faltered upon the rocks of racial insensitivity, hostility, and indifference. Such troubled waters are increasingly plaguing some of our best efforts, as people of good will become embroiled in our nations racial angst.
The new craze in diversity literature seems to raise up the standard of micro-aggression and blind spots. The reality of these measures is that they demonstrate that we all have these negative, deep seated hostilities to people different from ourselves. Please note that I stress "ALL." I believe that while these measures provide some indication of some underlying beliefs, they do not tell the whole story. For if there are these deep seated hostilities, biases, micro-aggression and blind spots then there should also be a corollary set of deep seated, fundamental values of good will that extends to all, regardless of identities. Conversations that begin and end with the former, and not the latter...only tell one side of the story.
About Your Presenter
Rodney D. Coates is a Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Rodney was born in East St. Louis, Ill., received his B.A. from Southern Illinois University, a M.A. in sociology and anthropology from the University of Illinois, a second M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. He holds the rank of professor in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University. Dr. Coates specializes in the study of race and ethnic relations, inequality, critical race theory, and social justice. He has published dozens of articles; several edited books, and frequently writes on issues of race and ethnicity, education and public policy, civil rights and social justice. His 2004 edited book Race and Ethnicity: Across time, space and discipline won the Choice award from the American Library Association. This past summer Coates received the Joseph Himes Career Award in Scholarship and Activism from the Association of Black Sociologists. Dr. Coates is an associate editor for Critical Sociology. He is currently finalizing an edited volume on Covert Racism for Oxford University Press. At Miami Coates hold the rank of professor in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies.
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3:30 – 5:00 pm Topic Presented
5:00 – 5:30 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements
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