Organizers say old-style racism may be dead — or at least too embarrassing to confess to — but a new ideology has arisen to take its place. The function of this new ideology is to justify the racially unequal and inequitable status quo.

Dr. Robert Gordh will dissect this misleading new set of rationalizations at the May 3 workshop sponsored by Santa Monica’s Committee for Racial Justice. With a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a M.A. in English, Dr. Gordh taught college philosophy for several years before making the change to teaching English for many years in inner city high schools. An activist at heart, he has always believed in putting theory into practice.

Another presenter, Matt Weathers, from the Los Angeles chapter of Critical Resistance will speak briefly on the Prison Industrial Complex — a concrete example of systemic racism.

This is part of an ongoing monthly workshop series sponsored by the Committee For Racial Justice.

The series is co-sponsored by Virginia Avenue Park; the African American Parent, Staff, Student Support Group; and the Church in Ocean Park. For more information, call (310) 422-5431. Thelma Terry Bldg., 2200 Virginia Ave., 6 p.m.

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