Video: Reflecting on Book Writing

By | Academic

Cambridge University Press filmed some footage of APSA book winners at the big annual political science conference—so if you want to hear me reflect on my book (why I decided to write on this topic/turning point in the battle against racial violence/what is the role of citizen agency in the…

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Do Foundations Co-opt Civil Rights Organizations?

By | General

Pleased to contribute some of my in-progress research to a forum which examines the role of philanthropy in lessening inequality. Check the article here. A preview: “In 2015, protection of black bodies from state sanctioned violence remains an unmet challenge for civil rights groups committed to racial equality. As many…

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Passing, the NAACP, and Rachel Dolezal

By | Academic
Over the past 24hours there has been a firestorm waging on social media and in mainstream news about the story of Rachel Dolezal...the story of how a white woman passed for many years as a black woman and how she became head of the Spokane, WA branch of the NAACP....
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Ferguson and Civil Liberties

By | Academic, General

On April 16, 2015, I was at the Race Center at the University of Chicago on a panel titled: ‘Ferguson and Civil Liberties: A Response to the Department of Justice Investigation into the Ferguson, MO Police Department and Chicago Police Torture Cases’ I presented some initial thoughts on a project…

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Facebook HQ Visit

By | General

Facebook Headquarters is something like a grown up Disneyland…a magical social media world w/ free food, coffee and its own enclosed world of everything awesome. I def ‘liked’ it! I was invited to give my perspective on the current state of race and violence on March 12, 2015 by “Black@Facebook” – Facebook’s…

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