Racial inequality and American politics – part two
6 Oct 2020, 17:00 - 17:45
- The British Academy on YouTube
In this three-part series, leading African-American scholars explore the long history of racial inequality in the US.
In part two, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor joins Desmond King to discuss the history of the Black Lives Matter movement. Drawing on her award-winning book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, Taylor shines a light on the structural racism that’s pervaded nearly every aspect of American life for years, offering important context for the new generation fighting for black liberation.
Speaker: Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor & Charles H. Mcilwain University Preceptor in the Department of African American Studies, Princeton University; Author From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
Chair: Professor Desmond King FBA, Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford
Part one of the series can be viewed on YouTube
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