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Associate Dean Chris Benson presents on microaggressions at a racial justice summit

1/17/2012  2:45 pm

Christopher Benson, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Journalism,  recently presented on microaggressions at a racial justice summit held at Illinois State University in Normal. His topic "Everyday Racism: Content, Context, Consequences" focused on the indiginities suffered by members of traditionally marginalized groups in professional and campus encounters. He also discussed the media role in reinforcing stereotypes through the framing and representation of these groups. The summit, co-sponsored by the YWCA McLean County at ISU, was attended by community leaders, teachers, ISU faculty and administrators.