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March 24, 2006
UD to Host Discussion on Racial Stereotyping


Racial stereotyping has become a pressing matter within the Dubuque Community. On Friday, March 31, the University of Dubuque will host a discussion panel regarding this topic - Seeing Through Stereotypes, How Far has the Dream Come. The discussion will be held from from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Hadley Auditorium located in the Jackaline Baldwin Dunlap Technology Center.

The panel discussion will be open to all students, faculty, staff and Dubuque residents who are interested in becoming more aware of racial profiling and other issues within the area.

"Our students have listened carefully and have heard a deafening silence surrounding ethnic and racial prejudice in Dubuque. I am proud of their courage to engage this topic," commented Rachel Daack, assistant professor of sociology. "Privilege allows many of us who live in Dubuque to assume that because we do not want to be prejudiced that prejudice is a non-issue in Dubuque. This panel discussion will provide an opportunity where we can examine more closely our understandings of prejudice in Dubuque--from stereotyping to profiling."

The panel will consist of but not be limited to representatives from the Human Rights Commission, Dubuque Police Department, the NAACP, and a member of the student body.