leitner center events, How Long ’Til Black Future Month? (co-sponsored with the Center on Race, Law, and Justice)

How Long ’Til Black Future Month? (co-sponsored with the Center on Race, Law, and Justice)
February 25, 2021 4:00PM - 5:30 pm
Location: Online
Contact: leitnercenter@law.fordham.edu

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The election of Kamala Harris as Vice-President has been celebrated as marking a series of firsts: the first woman, first Black American, and the first person of South Asian descent to serve as Vice-President.  And of course, before that Barack Obama was celebrated as the country’s first Black president. These are markers of progress, and yet as Covid-19 has put in sharp relief, unequal racial outcomes persist.  Indeed, Black men in the U.S. earn 51 cents on average for every $1 earned by white men, the same as in 1950.  So what does the future hold for Black people, especially given that this country is projected to tip from being majority-white to majority-minority by 2044? And what role can law—and lawyers—play in shaping that future?  This Black history month, the Center brings together scholars to discuss Black future.

Kendall Thomas
Nash Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Deborah N. Archer
Professor of Clinical Law, and Co-Director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, NYU Law School
Ifeoma Ajunwa
Associate Professor of Law, and Director of Artificial Intelligence and the Decision-Making Research Program, UNC School of Law
Kimberly Bain
John Holmes Assistant Professor in Humanities, Tufts University
Moderator: Bennett Capers
Professor of Law and Director, Center on Race, Law and Justice, Fordham Law School

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