Spoon River College sociology professor Michael Maher presented “Blinded by the White: Understanding Racial Injustice” to socially distanced and masked community members on September 29 in the Engle Conference Center on the Canton Campus.

Due to the number of requests, Maher will present this class again on Tuesday, October 27 from 5−8 p.m. at the Spoon River College Outreach Center in Macomb, located at 2500 E Jackson Street.

The class focuses on understanding the historical origin and creation of the concept of race, the impact of race historically, and how this history has created institutionalized forms of racial discrimination, inequality, and injustice. Maher uses the video “White Like Me: Race, Racism, and White Privilege in America” by anti-racism educator Tim Wise, and then facilitates a discussion afterwards.

Visit src.augusoft.net to enroll, or call 309-833-6081 for more information. Cost of the class is $25.

Understanding Racial Injustice