GMercyU Hosts MercyTalk Examining 'Post-Racial' America

February 26, 2018

Join Gwynedd Mercy University’s MercyTalk presentation of “Civil Discourse: Examining “Post-Racial” America on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in University Hall W105. Featuring speakers from Villanova University and Temple University, the MercyTalk will open a community dialog and explore the feasibility of a post-racial society, as well as the role that civil discourse will play in achieving that ideal.

Dr. Patrick McGrain, who is an associate professor and program coordinator of criminal justice at GMercyU, is featured on for his essay regarding this week’s MercyTalk. In the article, he addresses the current absence of “post-racial” America and the importance of civil discourse. Check out his essay entitled “The myth of post-racial America.”

Launched in 2016, MercyTalks is a series of forums rooted in the topics offered through Gwynedd Mercy University’s new signature courses.  These courses are designed to reflect the critical concerns embraced by the Sisters of Mercy: Earth, Immigration, Nonviolence, Racism, and Women.

 In collaboration with NewCORE, this event is a component of NewCORE’s MLK Legacy Conversations: 80/80 taking place throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Acknowledging the 50th year of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the MLK Legacy Conversations aim to facilitate 80 days of new conversations about race and ethnicity to continue his lengthy and rigorous journey toward the unfulfilled dream of a post-racial America. Please visit NewCORE’s website for an updated schedule of conversations and to download the MLK Legacy Conversation Kit.