CRT2 S1 Ep4: Critical Race Theory, Columbia Law School and the Legacies of Slavery: The Black Male Initiative
This episode examines Columbia Law School’s history and legacy of slavery and the extent to which the remnants of that legacy reverberate throughout our campus today. With a specific lens on the experiences of Black men on campus and in the wider society, we draw parallels between the hyper surveillance and vilification experienced by Frederick Wells on the law school’s campus in 1924 and the experiences of Black male students on and off campus in recent years.
With the assistance of our esteemed panelists, Professor Katherine Franke, Professor Darren Hutchinson, and Professor Athena Mutua, we explore a number of critical race theories in an attempt to grapple with the unique experiences and perspectives of Black men and our responsibilities to the past.
Law and Race | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social Justice
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Abrahams, Stephanie; Franke, Katherine M.; Hutchinson, Darren L.; Mutua, Athena D.; Riley, Paul; and Zhang, Koko, "CRT2 S1 Ep4: Critical Race Theory, Columbia Law School and the Legacies of Slavery: The Black Male Initiative" (2022). CRT2 Season 1. 6.
Released: August 8, 2022
Katherine Franke is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University and the Director of the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law. She is also on the Executive Committees of Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Sexuality and Gender, and the Center for Palestine Studies. She is among the nation's leading scholars writing on law, sexuality, race, and religion drawing from feminist, queer, and critical race theory.
Darren Hutchinson is a Professor of Law and John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice at Emory University School of Law. In the fall of 2022, he was appointed to the role of Director of Community and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.
Athena Mutua is a Professor of Law and Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar at the University at Buffalo Law School. Her research focuses on areas of critical race and feminist lethal theory.
Written, edited and produced by Stephanie Abrahams, Paul Riley and Koko Zhang.
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