Kimberle Crenshaw

Race, Reform and the New Retrenchment: the perils of post-racialism after Obama

Heightening tensions in the US over police killings of black people have undermined confidence that the election of Barack Obama signaled a new era on race relations in the US. The more lasting legacy may be the one championed by late Justice Scalia whose legal philosophy currently underwrites the central tensions in equality law in the United States. 

Through a Critical Race Theory prism, Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw discussed Black Lives Matter and Say Her Name as challenges to contemporary jurisprudence on race, and assessed the new openings presented by current events.

Speaker

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Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks), Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California Los Angeles and the Columbia School of Law.

Chair

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Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz), Director of the US Centre and Head of the Department of International Relations at LSE.

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 This event was held on 11 May 2016

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