Halton: Dismantling Raci(al/st) Ideology

Date and Time

Starts:02/17/2022 12:00 PM

Ends:02/17/2022 1:30 PM

Registration Closes:02/15/2022 11:59 PM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $30


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Event Sponsor

With the rise of anti-racist discourse and initiatives, many businesses are unintentionally promoting racist ideas and missing opportunities to identify and celebrate actual diversity of thought over perceived diversity based largely on phenotype and social constructions.

While not rooted in biology or science, we show how the concept of race continues to be naturalized and viewed as something of "nature." The camouflaging of racism as race remains, in large part, why many people and institutions have failed to partially, entirely, or meaningfully address racism even when actively participating in anti-racist efforts. With this in mind we teach people how and why racism masquerades as race and how to identify and stop allowing the race-racism evasion.

People are then better able to recognize similarities and differences between otherwise homogenized groups. This lends to attracting and keeping high caliber talent and business opportunities, creating the ultimate workplace culture, and developing more meaningful connections with people, generally speaking.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to identify and define Racecraft
  • How to separate culture from race and race from ethnicity, etc.
  • How to identify and acknowledge diversity that extends well beyond race and gender, etc.
  • How to create solutions, initiatives, policies, and procedures that celebrate diversity and stop unintentionally upholding racism, etc.

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Speaker bio(s)
Sheena Mason

Dr. Sheena Mason earned her Ph.D. in English literature "with distinction" in May 2021 from Howard University. She will join the faculty at SUNY Oneonta in Oneonta, NY, in August 2021, as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American literature. Currently, she teaches at Howard University and California Lutheran University. Her book project titled Decolonizing America's raci(al/st) Imagination is currently in review by a prominent publisher and is likely to hit the press in early 2022. Additionally, she co-authored "Harlem Renaissance," a chapter of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Art examining what, if anything, is the proper role of race in the aesthetic productions of or about members of racialized populations.Dr. Mason works actively to decolonize language and, therefore, our thoughts. In her scholarship, Dr. Mason consistently and unwaveringly works to promote anti-racism through her publications and teaching.