[Video]Diversity Rhetoric as Healing or Hurting? Decolonial Politics, Self-Care, and Structural Change in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era

I gave a talk at Occidental College  Sept 30 2013, 430-6pm. It was called Diversity Rhetoric as Healing or Hurting? Decolonial Politics, Self-Care, and Structural Change in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era. I video recorded it and it’s been uploaded to this blog in 3 segments (see below). There is a suggested reading list at the end of this blog.

Part I

Part II

Part III


  1. Harper, Amie Breeze. 2011. Veganporn.com & ‘Sistah’: Explorations of Whiteness through Textual Linguistic Cyberminstrelsy on the Internet. In Cultural Identity and New Communication Technologies: Political, Ethnic and Ideological Implications, edited by D. N. Wachanga. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  2. Sullivan, Shannon, and Nancy Tuana. 2007.Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance (Suny Series, Philosophy and Race) Albany: State University of New York Press.
  3. Lipsitz, George. 2006. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics, Revised and Expanded Edition Rev. and expanded ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  4. Jealous, Ann Todd, and Caroline T. Haskell. 2013. Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief about Racism 1st ed. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books.
  5. Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. 2006.Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America 2nd ed. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  6. Ahmed, Sara. 2012. On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. Durham ; London: Duke University Press.
  7. Zuberi, Tukufu, and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. 2008. White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  8. Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, Second Edition (Critical America (New York University Hardcover))

5 thoughts on “[Video]Diversity Rhetoric as Healing or Hurting? Decolonial Politics, Self-Care, and Structural Change in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era

  1. Reblogged this on elleRaquel and commented:
    I’m obsessed with Dr. Harper. She is so intelligent, thoughtful, and strong. It’s really sad how I hang on to her every word.

  2. Excellent video. Loved hearing your background information and really enjoyed your natural speaking style. Like bell hooks, you are also saving some people or making us more conscious/aware. Thank You Dr. Breeze. You are appreciated


  3. I wonder if there’s a volunteer out there who could transcribe all your awesome videos? I often can’t sort out the audio – I know, I should start transcribing the ones I do watch :-)

    1. I’ve asked for volunteer help several times, but I know it’s very time consuming, so that is probably why no one would want to do it for free. One person transcribed my talked about anti-vivisection about two years ago, which was very generous… but, that was the last time it was offered for free.

  4. I have shared this link on my course’s private Facebook page. The class is Privilege: Race, class, gender, and nation. We discuss institutionalized racism, heterosexism, sexism, and other “isms” as well as systematic oppression. Food has yet to be brought into the discussion, and I hope that including your talk will be a catalyst to starting the dialogue.

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