April 20, 2022 at 3:00pm
Join us for a conversation with Musa al-Gharbi, Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University, and Rob Henderson, Gates Cambridge Scholar at Cambridge University, about the ways social justice rhetoric often neglects the perspectives of those it ostensibly intends to help.
When attempting to understand and support perceived inequities among people, how do we avoid virtue signaling and elitism? Does social justice rhetoric help or harm? al-Gharbi and Henderson have spent years studying the socioeconomic dimensions of American social and political life. Their findings highlight major disconnects between dialogue around equity and its effects on socioeconomic disparity. We invite you to a rich discussion about the intersections of justice rhetoric, interpersonal belief, and real solutions to socioeconomic disparities in higher education.