The History of White People

Apr 13, 2011

The History of White People A conversation of race going back 2,000 years on the next Charlotte Talks. We'll be joined by historian Nell Painter, who recently traced back to "the invention of race", and as she writes in her book, The History of White People, the frequent worship of "whiteness." We'll talk about how the distinction of who is white and who is not came to be and the economic, social and political reasons for the morphing of race throughout history. Guests Dr. Nell Irvin Painter - US Historian and Author, The History of White People Dr. Cheryl Hicks - Asst. Professor of History, UNC Charlotte Add and read comments