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

Monday, January 29, 2024, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

This master class for students will take place both in-person at Amerikahaus and online via Zoom. Please include your prefered format in your registration e-mail.

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.

This lecture is free of charge. Reservations can be made via e-mail by school teachers and individual students grades 11 through 13. Please include the number of students and your school's name with your registration.

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Dr. Markus Hünemörder with statues of Simpsons characters © Markus Hünemörder

About the Lecturer

Dr. Markus Hünemörder is a lecturer and academic adviser at the LMU Munich. His interests lie in U.S. politics and political culture. Dr. Hünemörder implements his thorough expert knowledge in these fields in order to inform his audiences about important U.S. topics. All the while, he uses just the right amount of humor and satirical cultural references to bring these topics into perspective.

Amerikahaus

Karolinenplatz 3, 80333, München

Sarah Ackermann

Leiterin Recherchezentrum, Programme Schüler*innen und Lehrkräfte

E-Mail
ackermann@amerikahaus.de
bibliothek@amerikahaus.de

Telefon
089 55 25 37-20