The State of Civil Rights in the Obama Era

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As Obama’s last months of being POTUS were coming to an end–a conference of academics and policymakers was assembled at Harvard University Kennedy School to evaluate his legacy. Click on this CSPAN link for my panel! Panelists include: Douglas Blackmon, Megan Francis, Matthew Pratt-Guteral, Clarissa Martinez de Castro, Ronald Sullivan,…

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Final 2016 Presidential Debate Analysis w/ Democracy Now!

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A professional highlight of mine was being in-studio with the team at Democracy Now! The debate night special entitled “War, Peace and the Presidency” featured an exciting group of guests including: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner, the chair of Princeton’s African American Studies department Eddie Glaude, the Institute of Policy…

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Seattle: Lets Talk About Race!

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In October & November, I participated in two community forums. The first was about race and policing and the second was about being black in a liberal white city. Both events were held at Naked Brewery and Taphouse and part of the ‘Think & Drink‘ series hosted by the non-profit…

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Video: Reflecting on Book Writing

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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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