Presentation Title

Out of the Tragedy and Structure of White Supremacy and into Nelson Mandela’s Dream in 2017 America

Biographical Sketch

Robert Lake is an Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Education at Georgia Southern University

Michael Baugh and Christopher Pugh are both doctoral candidates in curriculum studies at Georgia Southern University.

Type of Presentation

Panel submission

Brief Description of Presentation

This three member panel explores and critiques the persistence of White Supremacy along with the tragedy of Western notions of hope within the prevailing conditions of xenophobia and racial violence in Post-Obama America. We juxtapose these harsh realities by drawing strength and resilience from the lived experience of Nelson Mandela as an exemplar of critical remembrance and indigenous views of hope drawn from his cultural upbringing amongst the Ubantu people of 19th and 20th century South Africa. Paper #1 Baldwin’s West Side Story: A Tragedy of White Supremacy Michael Baugh-Georgia Southern University Paper #2" Neely Fuller and the (Non) Logic of the Prevailing System of White Supremacy "Christopher Pugh-Georgia Southern University Paper #3 Expanding the Abantu: Nelson Mandela’s Utopian Dream in Post Obama America Robert Lake-Georgia Southern University

Abstract of Proposal

This three member panel explores and critiques the persistence of White Supremacy along with the tragedy of Western notions of hope within the prevailing conditions of xenophobia and racial violence in Post-Obama America. We juxtapose these harsh realities by drawing strength and resilience from the lived experience of Nelson Mandela as an exemplar of critical remembrance and indigenous views of hope drawn from his cultural upbringing amongst the Ubantu people of 19th and 20th century South Africa.

Location

Coastal Georgia Center

Start Date

2-25-2017 1:50 PM

End Date

2-25-2017 2:25 PM

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Out of the Tragedy and Structure of White Supremacy and into Nelson Mandela’s Dream in 2017 America

Coastal Georgia Center

This three member panel explores and critiques the persistence of White Supremacy along with the tragedy of Western notions of hope within the prevailing conditions of xenophobia and racial violence in Post-Obama America. We juxtapose these harsh realities by drawing strength and resilience from the lived experience of Nelson Mandela as an exemplar of critical remembrance and indigenous views of hope drawn from his cultural upbringing amongst the Ubantu people of 19th and 20th century South Africa.