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The Urgency of Confronting Whiteness

Anthropology professor Dr. Lisa Anderson-Levy is featured on local NPR station WNIJ to share her thoughts on the importance of examining events of January 6, 2021 as rooted in a history of white fear and violence.

“Over the last few weeks, I have witnessed the astonishment of white folks surprised by the insurrection at the nation’s capital on Jan 6th. White fear and violence are threaded throughout US history, which people of color have known and survived for over four hundred years. White violence in the US began with the colonization and genocide of native people and has continued through the systematic exclusion and murder of people of African, Asian, and Latinx descent, among others.”

Read more and listen to Dr. Anderson-Levy’s WNIJ perspective

February 04, 2021

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