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University of Westminster- Law school

4–12 Little Titchfield Street

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In this talk, Professor 'Lez' Henry will consider the start of so-called scientific classifications of humanity into discrete groups.

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The History of scientific racism will explore how variations in the constitution and behaviour of individuals are perceived as the expression of racialised difference.

This means we will investigate how historically 'race' as type or typology, became synonymous with notions of inferiority and superiority, arguably leading to the dominant 'white self' and the subjugated 'black other', that is the bane of contemporary social arrangements.

We will also explore and challenge how scientific racism as physiognomy manifests in the Western dominated media as popular culture, which perpetuates a white aesthetic as the most desirable, whilst obscuring the fact that those classified as white are the global minority.

This event is being done in collaboration with the BME Staff Network, School of Social Sciences, Democratic Education Network (DEN), UNISON and the Students' Union.

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