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Columbia Race Talks/Critical Race Theory (CRT2) uses concepts of CRT to bring you stories about environmental justice, gender based violence, the child welfare system, legal education, the legacies of slavery, social justice lawyering and reproductive rights. Each episode of CRT2 cuts through the fog of myth and misinformation surrounding the CRT culture wars, taking a deep dive into issues of race, racism and racial justice.

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Date: June 20, 2022

Length: 02:09


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Flores Forbes is an Associate Vice President for Community Affairs in the Office of Government and Community Affairs. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate School for Architecture, Planning and Preservation and at Columbia Law School where he teaches Critical Race Theory. In 2020 he was appointed to President Bollinger’s Anti-Racist Taskforce and led the planning effort to Combat Anti Black Racism in the communities surrounding Columbia University. Flores has published two books about race, Black radical politics, urban planning and criminal justice change. His most recent book Invisible Men: A Contemporary Slave Narrative in the Era of Mass Incarceration (Skyhorse Publishing, 2017) won the American Book Award for nonfiction in 2017. Prior to his time at Columbia, Flores was the Chief Strategic Officer at Abyssinian Development Corporation in Harlem and a city/urban planner as the Deputy Director of Land Use and Development in the Office of the Manhattan Borough President. He has a BA from San Francisco State University and a Masters of Urban Planning from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service NYU.

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Kendall Thomas, Nash Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, is a scholar of comparative constitutional law and human rights whose teaching and research focus on critical race theory, legal philosophy, feminist legal theory, and law and sexuality. He is the co-founder and director of the Studio for Law and Culture (formerly the Center for the Study of Law and Culture) and a founder of Amend the 13th, a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to end enforced prison labor. His seminal writing on the intersection of race and law appears in Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings That Founded the Movement (1996), which he co-edited. He is also a co-editor of Legge Razza Diritti: La Critical Race Theory negli Stati Uniti (2005) and What's Left of Theory? (2000).


Law and Race | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social Justice

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CRT2 S1 Ep0: Trailer