Friday, May 5, 2023
Negative stereotypes of African-Americans and, in particular Black men affect life outcomes, employment opportunities and the socioeconomic status of many Black men. Educators, institutions, and the criminal justice system often believe these stereotypes, which influences their treatment of African-Americans. The oppression of Black men is acritical human rights issue that has to be addressed. Corey’s session will focus on the historical dehumanization of African-American men in western society, its context with whiteness and how we can move forward.
Corey Clay is an academic, veteran and former corrections and probations officer. He has worked and mentored students and youth in varying degrees. His core is helping discuss issues of the black male form, having conversations about the effects of trauma and helming talks about the ins and outs of the criminal justice system in America. A Texas native, Corey has formerly lived in Portland, Oregon, and currently lives in Washington state. Corey loves engaging others in tough conversations about race and diversity and having people “do the work” to advocate for anti-racism. Corey is (ABD) earning a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology. He is currently a diversity officer who works at The University of Washington.