The everyday response to racism

December 12, 2016
Professor Michele Lamont

When someone makes a racially charged comment or joke, how would you respond? Research led by Harvard sociologist Michèle Lamont says that your answer may very well depend on the group to which you belong.  Lamont and colleagues examine how minority group identities help sculpt how they handle discriminaiton. "The everyday response to racism" is a Q&A session with Lamont and one of her six co-authors, Garziella Moraes Silva, (Harvard Gazette, December 9, 2016, Photo: Jon Chase)