Adult Discussion Group – Race and The Origins of Our Economic System

September 24, 2023 8:30 - 9:45am  |  Assembly Hall

303 South Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

Our ADG speaker on September 24 will be Charles Tuthill, Ph.D. Syracuse University, on “Race and the Origins of Our Economic System”. He will explore the relationship between capital accumulation and racialized discourse beginning in early modern Europe (1500-1648). The accumulation of capital went hand in hand with the construction of a racialized “other,” and the opposing conceptions of whiteness and blackness. Thus, the talk explores how capitalism itself, even today, is inextricably linked to the concept of race in order to facilitate forms of violence, the perpetuation of social and economic power, and the accumulation of capital.

Please join us at 8:30am in the Assembly Hall or on zoom at