In this new/old political context, discussions about race and racisms have exploded. Postraciality and the multicultural rights frame are being challenged at the core and more intensely than ever before, glimpses of proto-fascist policies and actions are on the rise.
As a working group which is part of the larger Red de Investigacion Accion Antiracista en las Americas (RAIAR), we want to continue contributing to the debate on how best to fight against this emergent racist/classist backlash. Created in 2010 by Pamela Calla (Clinical Associate Professor) and Carmen Medeiros (CLACS Faculty Fellow, 2008-2010), this working group and presenters provide current and forthcoming analyses of race and racism in the Americas. Coordinated by Pamela Calla, the group has now hosted 53 sessions, and it continues challenging itself to put cutting edge research and analysis into creative anti-racist academic and activist use.