Academic Disciplines Confront Racist Histories

Daniel Martinez HoSang discusses how the histories and practices of some academic disciplines—from psychology to art history—make it more difficult for scholars to confront racist legacies. HoSang is Associate Professor of Ethnicity, Race, & Migration and American Studies at Yale University. He is in conversation here with David Blight, director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale’s MacMillan Center. This conversation was recorded in April 2021 as part of CIC’s “Legacies of American Slavery: Reckoning with the Past” initiative.