September 20, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fullerton College, Campus Theatre
The North Orange County Community College District Office of Diversity & Compliance is hosting guest lecturer Tim Wise. Mr. Wise returns to Fullerton College; he last presented to the campus in 2009. A video recording of his 2009 presentation is available in the Cadena Cultural Center.
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country.
Challenging the Culture of Cruelty: Understanding and Defeating Race and Class Inequity in America.
In this speech, drawn from his newest book, Tim Wise examines the ways in which American politics and culture serve to rationalize inequalities on the basis of class and race. From the myth of "rugged individualism" to the racialized attacks on the nation’s poor, American ideology has long served to explain away inequity as a natural outcome of differential talent, effort or cultural attributes. But as Wise shows in this presentation, to believe that the poor and unemployed are to blame for their own plight, or that the rich deserve their positions and wealth is to believe in a pernicious and destructive lie that threatens the very heart of democracy and true equal opportunity.
This event is Free and Open to the Public. Seating is limited and will be first come-first served.
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