Black History Month Seminar Series, 2014

Date: 8th October 2014, 12:30 - 1:30 Location: Room 12.21 Social Sciences Building Bobby Sayyid This talk is based on a provocation which begins with the claim that “racism is more objected to than understood in sociology” (Hesse, 2016).  The talk goes on to question what is the object that is being objected to within the sociology of racism and what does it tell us about the nature of sociological enterprise and its relationship to the post-racial.

Date: 29th October Dionne van Reenen - Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, South Africa This study makes use of stakeholder interviews, media reports and papers on the subject of ‘Reitz’ in order to make some sense of the content and context of a protest video concerning racial segregfation in  the student residences at the University of the Free State made in 2007 (and made public in 2008), and why its impact on higher education transformation in South Africa was so significant.