Letters and Politics

The Use of the Classical World to Promote White Supremacy. Then, Slums: A Global Injustice

A conversation on how white supremacists throughout history and now appropriated the classical world to promote their own ideology.  We speak to classicist Sarah Teets.

Guest: Sarah Teets is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, her focus is on the classical world. Her article Classical Slavery and Jeffersonian Racism: Charlottesville, One Year Later can be found on EIDOLON.

Then, a conversation about the so-called “slums” or the neighborhoods of entrenched disadvantage in urban areas where more than half of the world’s population now lives.  According to professor Alan Mayne, slums are often seen as a debilitating and even subversive presence within society. In reality, though, it is public policies that are often at fault, not the people who live in these neighborhoods.

Guest: Alan Mayne is a visiting professor in the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester and adjunct professor at the University of South Australia. His latest book is Slums: The History of a Global Injustice.


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