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DR. SHELBY STEELE, Pursuing Racial Justice Together Learning Series Closing Event

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April 20 / 7:00 pm EDT

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Shelby Steele

Dr. Shelby Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He specializes in the study of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action. Dr. Steele has written widely on race in American society and the consequences of contemporary social programs on race relations. In 2006, Dr. Steele received the Bradley Prize for his contributions to the study of race in America. In 2004, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal. In 1991, his work on the documentary Seven Days in Bensonhurst was recognized with an Emmy Award along with other accolades. Dr. Steele also received the National Book Critic’s Circle Award in 1990 for his book The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America.

Dr. Steele has published more than a handful of books, written extensively for major publications like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and is a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine. In this discussion, Dr. Steele will discuss the role of race as power in American life.

Dr. Steele holds a PhD in English from the University of Utah, an MA in sociology from Southern Illinois University, and a BA in political science from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Moderated by Dr. John Gates
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Purdue University
For more information on Dr. Gates, please check here.

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