Racism in America: Conversations Beyond Black and White


Racism is multi-dimensional. Among the many societal fissures laid bare in the summer of 2020, the differences in understanding structural racism among first generation immigrant parents and their American children is understudied. The primary focus of this project is to initiate, document and study inter-generational dialogues about anti-Black racism within various immigrant communities in South Florida. These dialogues will be led by youth in these communities and explore anti-Black racism and pathways to its dismantling. This project proposes to explore these differences in Latin American, Caribbean, Asian, and African immigrants over a period of 2 years through specific youth centered engagement, research, and public articulation (through media production). Outcomes of this project will include a documentary film, podcast, and other scholarly and creative works such as essays, poetry, and short films on the dialogues.


Sanjeev Chatterjee, Cinema and Interactive Media; Imelda Moise, Geography; John Beier, Public Health Sciences; Jaswinder Bolina, English; Sumita Chatterjee, Gender and Sexuality Studies; José Szapocznik, Public Health Sciences