White Privilege: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

January 28, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Friday Night Guest Lecture with Neil Altman, PhD

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Advance registration is required.

In this lecture Dr. Altman will look at race and the critical role it plays in society and in clinical practice. Much of the effort going into racial consciousness-raising for people who identify as white rests on the notion of unearned “white privilege.” Dr. Altman looks deeply into this idea, along with associated concepts of guilt, power, and identity. He suggests that there are embedded assumptions therein that perpetuate the very racially prejudicial ways of thinking that are purportedly being dismantled. 

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1.5 hours