Whiteness Made Simple with Dr Lez Henry


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July was a busy month for the Black History Studies family.

On Monday 14th July 2014, our esteem elder and colleague Dr Lez Henry delivered his lecture on ‘Whiteness Made Simple’. In this interactive and thought provoking presentation, Dr Lez Henry explored and discussed white supremacy / whiteness, a subject on which Dr Lez Henry has written a book ‘Whiteness Made Simple: Stepping into the Grey Zone’.

For several years a global white power structure, through government policies, the church, the media and the ‘entertainment’ industry etc., have been dividing and ruling the human family by promoting the idea that anything that is not ‘white’, especially Afrikan/Black people is inferior. This mindset is being challenged by an increased interest in studying whiteness / white supremacy by many activists and in radical-minded circles.

The presentation was well attended and the lecture provoked an interesting discussion with the attendees. I would like to thank Deonte Harris who is a PhD student of Ethnomusicology from UCLA who attended the event and took the photographs above.


About blackhistorystudies

Black History Studies is a social enterprise company which operates in the interest of the community by offering courses and events in Adult Education. We aim to empower the African and Caribbean community and enable them to develop self knowledge and identity through Black History and Culture. Black History Studies aim to provide a wide range of courses and activities which will provide people with the opportunity to pursue their interest in Black History and Black Studies. We also aim to provide high quality courses and activities that can be accessed by all within the community. Our mission is to inform, inspire and empower people through Black History and Black Studies by educating the community to educate themselves thereby creating a self-sustaining learning circle. Black History Studies is dedicated to providing you with a high quality and professional service and can offer services such as: - Bespoke services for Secondary Schools - Black History and Black Studies Presentations - Black History Course for Families - 5 week short courses on Black History - Beginners and Advanced Black Studies Courses - Weekend courses on Black History and Black Studies - Museum Tours - Film Screenings - Black History Studies Presentations for hire
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