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Know Better, Do Better: A Lecture on Campus Racism

The Blackballed lecture by Lawrence Ross, titled KNOW BETTER/DO BETTER, goes over the deeper reasons why campus racism exists while giving solutions to overcome it. A call to action for administration, faculty, and students, when it comes to campus racism, the question isn't whether we've done enough to solve the problem, but what else can we do? The lecture itself is educational, entertaining, and definitely frank and blunt.

From Harvard to Berkeley, Missouri to Oklahoma, over 200 colleges and universities found themselves square in the eye of the campus racism storm over the past few years. Tired of dealing with campus racism, students of color are demanding that their schools create an educational environment that is not hostile, but supports them. Where did this campus racism come from, and what's the history behind it? More importantly, where are we going?

Lawrence Ross is the award-winning author of The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities. The Divine Nine is a Los Angeles Times bestseller and is the first book written about black fraternities and sororities. It's a standard in most university fraternity and sorority life offices. His newest book, Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America's Campuses, was published in February 2016.

Ross has created a lecture from Blackballed that tackles the historical and contemporary issues surrounding campus racism. In just one year, he has lectured at over 40 schools,
including Brown, Oklahoma, UCLA, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, RIT, SUNY Geneseo, Stockton University, Tennessee.



Hosted by: Multicultural Greek Council, the Minority Rights Coalition, Inter-Fraternity Council, Inter-Sorority Council, The National Pan-Hellenic Council at UVA, and Black Student Alliance

Earlier Event: November 27
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