KAREN E. FIELDS in conversation with SERGIO C. MUÑOZ




Karen E. Fields in conversation with Sergio C. Muñoz

Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. 

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life

Dr. Fields will be introduced by Lalita Tademy, best-selling author of Cane River


Dr. Karen Fields argues that racism and inequality share a central nervous system. This leads us to some profound questions:


1. The dawn of post-racial America did not happen. What does this have to do with all types of inequality?

2. Why is it so difficult for Americans to develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality?

3. How does the practice of racism give rise to the illusion of race?

4. How is inequality reinforced by our collective beliefs?


Please join us for a fascinating evening and community conversation with Dr. Karen Fields as she presents her ground-breaking book Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life. She will be joined by Sergio C Muñoz of Intelatin. Kepler's is honored to host her only California appearance on this very important topic.

Barbara J. Fields is Professor of History at Columbia University, author of Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland During the Nineteenth Century.

Karen E. Fields, an independent scholar, holds degrees from Harvard University, Brandeis University, and the Sorbonne. She is the author of many articles and three published books.

Sergio C. Muñoz is a producer based in Los Angeles. He created a twelve-part radio series on Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life for The Intelatin Cloudcast along with Dr. Karen Fields and twelve of the deepest thought leaders in academia. He is currently in production on his second radio series for Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by Dr. Craig Steven Wilder.

LA Review of Books: “Racecraft is the first book I’ve read on the subject of race that speaks accurately to my lived experience.” - Maria Bustillos

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park