Scholar on racism and anti-racism speaks at Hochstein School

Updated: November 18, 2019 11:10 PM
Created: November 18, 2019 10:59 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — An award-winning scholar on racism and anti-racism spoke with local stakeholders at a sold-out event at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance on Monday.

Ibram Kendi, Ph.D. explored the question: “How can Rochester become a model of a truly equitable community?”


He started with a single sentence describing America’s long history of racism that was published by Frederick Douglass in Rochester in 1854.

"When men oppress their fellow men, the oppressor ever finds in the character of the oppressed, a full justification for his oppression," Kendi quoted.

Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives brought Kendi to Rochester.

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