April 2017 04

  • Tuesday
    12:15 PM
    ‘Sovereignty and White Supremacy in the Wake of the Charleston Massacre’
    ‘Sovereignty and White Supremacy in the Wake of the Charleston Massacre’

    The Tuesday Lunch Series welcomes Heather Pool, assistant professor of political science, presenting “Sovereignty and White Supremacy in the Wake of the Charleston Massacre.”

    In the wake of Dylann Roof’s attack on parishioners at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, the state of South Carolina immediately sought Roof’s execution. The state response also included lowering the Confederate Flag from a memorial outside the State House. Taken together, these two actions suggest a considerable tension between the traditional/customary legitimacy of white supremacy and the rational/legal legitimacy of rational/legal authority. Pool’s talk will suggest that South Carolina’s prosecution of Roof was less about cleansing itself of white supremacy and more about shoring up its sovereignty. Further, Pool will argue that the symbolism of removing the Confederate Flag is an effort to mask the embeddedness of white supremacy in law.

    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Price/Tickets: FREE
    Event Contact: Sam Cowling, 740-587-5636
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