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    Schemel Forum World Affairs Seminar, March 3

    February 23, 2022

    Join us on March 3 for the Schemel Forum World Affairs Seminar featuring Kathy Johnson Bowles, executive director of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art.Linneaus’ Legacy: Corrupting Color to Serve Discrimination and Exploitation

    Why did Hitler have a color-coding system in concentration camps? Why are color names like yellow and red associated with racial slurs? Arguably it started with Swedish botanist, zoologist and taxonomist Carl Linneaus (1707-1778), who formalized a system of naming organisms still used today. Bowles traces Linneaus’ legacy and its relationship to morally bankrupt views about race and gender through examples found in material culture.Brennan Hall, Rose Room, 509 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.; streaming link will be emailed

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