Dismantling Bias Lecture Series

Coming Out as Dalit with Yashica Dutt

The Dismantling Bias: Antisemitism, White Supremacy, and Inequality Virtual Lecture Series explores the origins of racist ideologies and the construction of bias; examines the evolution and repercussions of antisemitism and white supremacy throughout history; and deconstructs the ways in which stereotypes, misconceptions, and prejudices shape contemporary society and culture.

Led by renowned historians, authors, and activists, the Dismantling Bias Virtual Lecture Series confronts the devastating consequences of racial bias while encouraging viewers to access and challenge their own bias. Through critical conversations and open dialogue, participants will consider their role in the antiracism movement and everyday actions they can take to dismantle inequality. 

Yashica Dutt is a journalist and the author of Coming Out as Dalit. She spent a decade covering arts, culture, and fashion in New Delhi and a lifetime hiding her Dalitness to pass as ‘upper’ caste. Until she ‘came out’ as Dalit in a Facebook note and wrote a book that’s part non-fiction, part-memoir and wholly a scathing account of how the caste system operates and affects Dalits in today’s India. Her work explores the intersection of caste, class, and gender and seeks to expose caste as the ‘the invisible arm that turns the gears in nearly every system in India’.  

Coming Out as Dalit has received immense critical acclaim from the press and the readers. It has been called an “Eye Opening Contribution to Dalit Literature” and a book that will likely play “a major role in influencing the Millennial expression on being a Dalit.” Dutt graduated from Columbia Journalism School and lives in New York. Her work has been published in the New York Times, The Atlantic and Foreign Policy.

Thanks to the generosity of H‐E‐B, this event is available at no cost to attendees, but registration is required.

December 2, 2020
6:00 — 7:00 pm
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