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“Respectability Politics through the Lens of the Church,” La’Tanya Campbell, guest speaker

October 10, 2021 @ 10:30 am

In the U.S., “respectability politics” is a term used for the idea that people from marginalized groups will be respected, treated better, and can gain legal rights and/or access to the privileges of White America if they “behave better” and are “exceptional examples” in their efforts to assimilate into the dominant culture. The politics of respectability has been present in the U.S. for centuries. Hear La’Tanya Campbell discuss this subject, its relation to church culture/politics, and its occasional kinship to ideas held by people who claim they “don’t see color.”

 La’Tanya Campbell is a Wausau resident, racial justice advocate, member of the Marathon County Diversity Affairs Commission, member of the City of Wausau Liberation and Freedom Committee, owner of LPRC Diversity Consulting Services, and works at The Woman’s Community as coordinator of the victim advocacy program. La’Tanya has an Associate’s Degree in Correctional Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, and is now close to completing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is the mother of four (ages 21, 19, 16, and 13) and grandmother of two (ages 2 and 3 months).



October 10, 2021
10:30 am
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