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The Ethics of Anti-Racism is Topic of Next White Fund Lecture

Submitted by on April 20, 2021 – 5:56 pm

Eddie S. Glaude Jr, chair of the African American Studies Department at Princeton University

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., chair of the African American Studies Department at Princeton University, will deliver a virtual White Fund Lecture presentation titled “The Ethics of Anti-Racism” on Wednesday, May 5 at 6:30 pm,

Free and open to the public, with pre-registration required, his presentation will deconstruct the idea of whiteness and the way in which it determines the distribution of advantage and disadvantage in this country. The White Fund Lecture Series is a partnership with Northern Essex Community College.

An author, political commentator, public intellectual, and passionate educator, Glaude calls on his audiences to engage in an ongoing critique of racism’s manifestations, challenging people to think more carefully and systematically about racial issues.

Glaude’s writings include “Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul, “In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America”, and his most recent, the New York Times bestseller, “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for our Own”, which takes a wide look at Black communities, the difficulties of race in the United States and the challenges we face as a democracy.

In his writing and speaking, Glaude is an American critic in the tradition of James Baldwin and Ralph Waldo Emerson, confronting history and bringing our nation’s complexities, vulnerabilities and hope into full view.

Glaude is the James S. McDonnell distinguished university professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton. He frequently appears in the media, as a columnist for TIME Magazine and as an MSNBC contributor on programs like “Morning Joe” and “Deadline Whitehouse with Nicolle Wallace”. He regularly appears on “Meet the Press” on Sundays. Glaude also hosts Princeton’s AAS podcast, a conversation around the field of African American Studies and the Black experience in the 21st century.

To register for the presentation, fill out this form or contact Analuz Garcia at

The White Fund’s purpose is to have a free series of interactive presentations for Lawrence area adults, youth, and children. The audience is encouraged to seek wisdom, cultural enrichment, and intellectual enhancement by attending and participating.

Funded by a generous financial gift from the Honorable Daniel Appleton White, the White Fund Lecture Series has provided cultural conversation featuring well-known lecturers in fields such as history, literature, travel, the arts, and politics. The White Fund is collaborating with Northern Essex on this series.

The views expressed in the White Fund Enlightenment Series presentations are the views of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Northern Essex.

Northern Essex Community College has campuses in both Haverhill and Lawrence. It offers approximately 60 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  Each year, 6,000 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 2,000 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  For more information, visit the website at or call 978-556-3700.