F&C Professor Dan-el Padilla on Racism in the Classics

In a New York Times profile on Professor Padilla, journalist Rachel Pose explores his entry into the classics at a young age, his methods and ideas about teaching Roman history, and his conviction that classic scholars must do far more than speak out against racism when they hear or see it. As Ms. Pose writes, "Dismantling structures of power that have been shored up by the classical tradition will require more than fact-checking; it will require writing an entirely new story about antiquity, and about who we are today."

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February 02, 2021