AMDG. Our Catholic identity puts us in touch with the deepest questions and truths of our existence, particularly the truth that every single human being is formed in the image and likeness of God. Kolbe alumnus and current Arizona State University professor Adam Seagrave, Ph.D—a graduate of Notre Dame and Thomas Aquinas College—joins Bonnie and Steven today to discuss his expertise in race and American history. Dr. Seagrave describes how the struggle to abolish slavery and overcome racism are an important and illuminating key factor in understanding what it means to be an American; how there has been a change from problematic neglect of history to problematic ways of teaching history in recent times; and how a Catholic understanding of the dynamic between fall and redemption provides resources to process past injustices. Also listen for his take on critical race theory, W.E.B. Du Bois’ connection with the classics, and advice for hesitant parents.
Find out more about Adam and his work with the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism and his Race and the American Story project here.
Kolbecast episodes mentioned:
- 123 A Change of the Ages with Msgr. James Shea of the University of Mary
- 119 The Hope Throughout with Tom & Noelle Crowe of American Catholic History
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