“One-Drop: Fact, Fiction, or Fate?” by Dr. Yaba Blay

April 13, 2013 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (already occurred)

What exactly is Blackness and what does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? Who determines who is Black and who is not? The State, the society, or the individual? On April 13th at 7pm, Dr. Yaba Blay, an Africana Studies professor at Drexel University, will present at Amherst in Stirn Auditorium. “One-Drop: Fact, Fiction, or Fate?” provides a brief social history of the laws instituted to regulate social interactions between the races and thus outlines how it is that the United States came to adopt the one-drop rule as the specific, and seemingly quantitative definition of Black identity. This presentation highlights the lived experiences of individuals for whom the one-drop rule exacts its influence most. There will be food and drinks!

For more information on (1)ne Drop, go here: http://1nedrop.com/

Contact Info

Rena Milton & Abigail Bereola
480-369-6409
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