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The Current Structure of Race & Racialization & It's Relation to Obama's Election‏
Date Tuesday March 17
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship Hall
Cedar St. & Bonita Ave.(1 block east of MLK Way)

Benjy Room (2nd floor - upstairs in back
off the playground courtyard on Bonita Ave.)
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorUnitarian Fellowship Social Justice Committee
Emailmarto [at]


- by Steve Martinot

(author of The Rules of Racialization and other books)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 7:30pm

Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship Hall

Cedar St. & Bonita Ave., Berkeley

Benjy Room, 2nd floor (upstairs in back

off the playground courtyard on Bonita Ave.)


Does Obama's election put a real dent in white supremacy
or is it only symbolic?

How to develop an anti-racist politics with Obama in the White House.

A course in sensitivity training for understanding the new presidency.

This seminar (including discussion) will synthesize four topics:

1) the structures of racialization in the US, and what the election
of Obama means for them;

2) the relation of the two party system to the racialization of US

3) what Obama can and cannot do, and why;

4) the structure of the disconnect between political representation in the US and the citizens it pretends to represent.

We shall try to understand, in the context of Obama's election, how the structures of racialization have conditioned national politics on an institutional as well as a daily level. And it will try to understand Obama's election in the context of the structures of racialization - that is, how those structures frame the way we think about politics.

The meetings began on March 3. They will continue on March 17, 2009, and run for 3 months, meeting every two weeks, at 7:30, on Tuesday evening, at the Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship Hall.

The seminar will be conducted as follows. Steve Martinot will give a brief presentation on a pre-announced topic, combining former researches with analyses of events of the moment, and then the space will be opened for discussion. There may be reading assigned, but it will be small.

Participants will be expected to read the newspaper, and/or some alternate press. (Coming in with reports from corporate TV news as if they were real will get you thrown out of the room.)


Those interested, please contact either
Cynthia or
Or just show up at the first meetings.


Steve Martinot writings


Sponsered by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists:
Social Justice Committee.

(free and open to the public: all are welcome)

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Mar 11th, 2009 11:34 PM

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