Colorblind Imaginaries: The Disciplinary Effect of Jackie Robinson
Wed. Apr 06, 2011
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join Dr. Abraham Khan, Assistant Professor in the department of Communication and Africana Studies as he discusses recorded death threats, hate mail, and other racist poison directed toward Jackie Robinson in the late 1940s. These facts alone account for Robinson's rightful reputation as an individual of courage and conscience worthy of heroic admiration. This picture has also consumed the understanding of the political imaginary Robinson once sketched and continues to animate. Dr. Khan will also discuss what, specifically, has he been used to stand for in American politics?