Racism in Modern Classical Studies ~ Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy

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1y Jul 23, 2020

Welcome to Race and Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean! In this first episode we introduce Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy and she guides us through why she chooses to teach about race and ethnicity in the classical world.

Throughout this series we will explore racism in modern classical studies, Black Athena, problems with "Western Civilization," while also debunking myths like the Dorian Invasion and so very much more.

In this episode we discuss what we commonly consider racism to be? And the other forms of racism that occur from the marginalization of black scholars to modern classical / ancient studies itself and the inherent racism and in many cases the normalization of academic and university racism.

Is there a structure within these fields of study that fights to maintain whiteness?

This episode also briefly discusses events that have recently taken place in which scholars who were POC were discriminated against.

It also points out the errors and blatant racism of "classicists" like Victor Davis Hanson and his podcast the Classicist where he basically manipulates the classics to spew out anti immigration.

Doctor Rebecca Futo Kennedy is Associate Professor of Classics, Women's and Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies at Denison University; and the Director of the Denison Museum. Her research focuses on the political, social, and cultural history of Classical Athens, Athenian tragedy, ancient immigration, ancient theories of race and ethnicity, and the reception of those theories in modern race science.

Support Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy and her awesome work at all of these great sites!

Academia: https://denison.academia.edu/RebeccaKennedy

Blog: https://rfkclassics.blogspot.com/

Buy her books: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B0024JIKS4

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kataplexis

Why I teach about race and ethnicity in the classical world (article.)


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