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The Body

Dwight A. McBride: Race and Sexuality

Click play to listen. Recorded on November 14, 2010.

Dwight A. McBride is a leading African American cultural theorist and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For this program he joins a panel of scholars to consider questions of race and sexuality. Their focus on the debate over sexual equality in the African American community may raise such difficult questions as the supposed homophobia of black culture and the possible homologies between the civil rights movement and the current struggle for gay rights.

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This program is generously supported by the Center on Halsted.

Speakers and Performers

Dwight A. McBride

Dwight McBride is the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of African American studies and gender and women's studies at University of Illinois at Chicago. McBride is the author of Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality and Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony, which was nominated for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award.

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Leaders And Thinkers

Dwight McBride
Dwight Mcbride's webpage which includes his publications and biography.

Good Reads

Interview with McBride
Read an intervew with Dwight McBride for Chicago Magazine