2021 AERA Distinguished Lecture
Thursday, September 30, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET
The Inevitability of Racial Bias and Exclusion: Implications for Identity-Based Education and Practice
Sylvia Hurtado, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Racial/ethnic identity groups have endured racial profiling, are targets of hate crimes, and are often viewed not as individuals but as a faceless mass on a daily basis—even in classrooms. Dr. Hurtado personalizes “facelessness” using research on campus racial climates and Latinx experiences, articulating how our tendencies for recognition bias are perpetuated and reinforced at the individual and institutional levels in education. She articulates the need for identity-based education, re-humanizing practices, and increased specificity to target racial equity aims in higher education.