Dr. Robert Sussman to Discuss “The Myth of Race”

  • November 5, 2015 • 4 PM – 6 PM

On Thursday, November 5, at 4:00 p.m., the WU Libraries will host a faculty book talk with Robert Sussman, WU professor of Anthropology and author of The Myth of Race: The Troublesome Persistence of an Unscientific Idea (2014). Dr. Sussman will speak about the fallacy of race and the resulting impacts, such as the mistaken belief that traits like aggression or intelligence are race-related. A Q&A period and reception will follow his discussion. Dr. Sussman’s book is available for purchase at Washington University’s Campus Store.

Dr. Sussman’s talk will take place in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Reading Room. The event is free and open to the public. If you have questions, contact Joy Lowery at jlowery@wustl.edu or 314-935-5418.