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RIP Jim Crow

Fighting Racism through Higher Education Policy, Curriculum, and Cultural Interventions


Edited By Virginia Stead

Together we can build enough momentum to see Jim Crow lying silent and still in his grave.
This book shouts out ways that we can and must respond to the sickening accumulation of racially inspired and systemically sanctioned deaths. Today, we remember the passing of young, Black Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In responding to this event, we are determined to dismantle the alexithymia (indifference to the suffering of others) that pervades our campuses. It is nothing less than a by-product of racism protected by the illusion of democracy.
RIP Jim Crow contains three sections: (1) Antiracist Theory and Policy; (2) Antiracist Administration, Curriculum, and Pedagogy; and (3) Antiracist Cultural Interventions.
Each of the 31 chapters contributes to the normalization of anti-racist policy within academic institutions, antiracist discourse within academic cultures, and institutional praxis that upholds speaking out against racist activity. The hope is that this book will also reduce racism in the broader world through academic relationships with community partners.
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Chapter Twenty-Three: Evolutionary, Neuroscientific, and Social Psychological Perspectives on Antiracism and Antisexism



Evolutionary, Neuroscientific, AND Social Psychological Perspectives ON Antiracism AND Antisexism


Let us democratize justice. Let us universalize knowledge. Together, let us globalize compassion, for our children!


I will continue this fight until I see every child in school.


[Author’s Note: This work would not have been possible without the assistance of our mentors Dr. Shawn Hochman, Dr. Karen Rommelfanger, Dr. Yoland Smith, and Dr. Paul Root-Wolpe; and our peers Kimberly Lang, Katy Renfro, Katherine Bryant, and Julia Marshall. This work was supported by generous contributions from the Emory University Program in Neuroscience and the Laney Graduate School at Emory University.]


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