Does doing something “racialist” make you a racist?

In this session social psychologist David Kaposi discusses an incident where a well-known actor was mistaken for someone else. Reacting with the claim “we all look the same to you!” this session considerers where the boundaries of racism lie. Is doing something that can be perceived as racialist an indication that one is a racist, and what are the defining factors of racism. Similarly, what can social psychology tell us about the way in which racism is socially constructed? This discussion will involve a lot of participation from the audience as we consider some of these themes.

Presentation time: 
Friday, 25 September, 2015 - 14:30

David Kaposi

David Kaposi

David is a Lecturer in Social Psychology. He is currently on the Module Team for the forthcoming DD317 module in Critical Social Psychology, where he is responsible for course material relating to psychodynamic ideas. Also, he contributes to qualitative research-related online material for DE300.

David’s research focuses on violence and the possibilities of understanding (or repeating) violence. His book “Violence and Understanding in Gaza” was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.