THE STRUGGLE FOR IDEOLOGICAL HEGEMONY – THE ROLE OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (AND THE MEDIA): The Case of Purdue University
Harry Targ, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Purdue University, Blogger at Diary of a Heartland Radical, co-chair of CCDS, and author of books and articles on international relations, Cuba, and the labor movement.
Sunday, august 15, 2021: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Pacific time
The attacks on “critical race theory” are part of an assault by sectors of the capitalist class who seek to shape who and what is taught in educational systems. This talk will address ideological struggles, the claim that the “ruling ideas are the ideas of the ruling class,” and will concentrate on the transformation of higher education. Targ will describe particularly the example of Purdue University, the land grant public university in Indiana.