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Georgetown Law Prof. Sheryll Cashin On Interracial Intimacy

1025b Sheryll Cashin Headshot PWhat is whiteness? Where does it come from and when was it created? Georgetown University Law Professor Sheryll Cashin dives into these questions and what they mean for society in her new book "Loving: Interracial Intimacy In America And The Threat To White Supremacy." Starting with the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, Prof. Cashin retraces the history of "white supremacy" as a concept from Colonial America to today. She coins the term "Cultural Dexterity" to explore and explain how diversity functions in society and can strengthen communities and democratic institutions.

Prof. Cashin will speak at the Sacramento Public Library downtown on Sunday Oct. 29 as part of the Sacramento Faces Race series of events. You can also read her essay "How Interracial Love Is Saving America" from the New York Times from earlier this summer.

The Third Annual Sacramento Faces Race Events:

  • "Kaepernick, Bennett and the Controversies - The Power on the Field to Educate or Alienate"
  • "Inequality Unrecognized - How Do White People Have Privilege?"
  • "Segregation In Education - Charter, Traditional, Community Schools ... Quality? Remedy?"
  • "The Bail Trap - How We Keep People of Color in the System"
    • Film and panel discussion at Impact Sac (5132 Elkhorn Blvd.): Saturday, Oct. 28 (10:00-12:00 p.m.)
    • Film and panel discussion at Elk Grove Library: Saturday, Oct. 28 (7:00-9:00 p.m.)
  • "Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy"
  • "Our Children's Survival! Why Should We Care? How Generational Trauma Leads to Unfair Access, Punishment, and Disempowerment"

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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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