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Project 2043

While history has largely confirmed that W.E.B. DuBois was correct that the problem of the 20th Century was the color line, many scholars believe that the problem of this century will be demographic shifts along that color line.  Changing patterns will alter our understanding of what it means to be a member of a racial majority and minority in the United States.  Project 2043 uses the census projection that by 2043 whites will no longer be the racial majority in the US as the backdrop for a cross-cultural conversation with Emory students about power dynamics and race relations.

Project 2043 is a collaborative effort with the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life and College Council. This program is part of the ongoing effort throughout Campus Life to make Emory a more engaging and inclusive community for all students. 

In March of 2013 Project 2043 brought together students from across campus to engage in the first cross-cultural discussion.  Going forward, Project 2043 will serve as a model for many other programs on the campus including a video project at the Emory National Debate Institute with Beverly Cox Clark, the Associate Director of Emory University Media Relations.