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.