[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. 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


  2. 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.

  3. 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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