Graffiti of People of Color ©Miles Peacock /

"I Can't Breathe": Contemporary Race Relations in the U.S.

Friday, February 17, 2023, 9 a.m to 2 p.m.

This seminar will take place in person in the Amerikahaus. Alternative, digital participation via Zoom is also possible. Please register for only one of the Formats.

This talk examines race relations in the United States today with a specific focus on the situation of African Americans and the recent controversies over police violence. Were the great achievements of the civil rights movement in the 1960s in vain? What is the social and economic situation of racial minorities in the early 21st century? Is class as much a factor in today's problems as race? What role does the extremely fragmented organization of police forces in the U.S. play? What are the political implications and consequences of recent conflicts? We will look at these and other questions. As much as possible, political humor and satire will help lighten up these grim topics.

09:00    Introduction: The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
09:45    Race and Education, Income and Class
10:45    Coffee Break
11:15    Political Participation and Voter Obstruction
11:45    Criminal Justice, Police Shootings, and Protests
12:30    Post-Racial Society or White Privilege? Different Perceptions of Racism in the U.S.
13:00    Open Discussion
14:00    End

Registration fee: € 10 per teacher seminar

Please register via our registration form or online via FIBS.
FIBS: Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus gGmbH

Photo: © Miles Peacock /

Dr. Markus Hünemörder steht neben Simpsons-Statue © Markus Hünemörder

About Dr. Markus Hünemörder

Dr. Markus Hünemörder ist Lehrbeauftragter und Studienberater an der LMU München. Sein Interessensgebiet ist die amerikanische Politik und die amerikanische politische Kultur. Durch sein fundiertes Expertenwissen bringt Dr. Hünemörder dem Publikum wichtige US-Themen nahe, mit angemessenem Humor und satirischem Kulturgut.

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