CLE Credit Available. In the waning months of his presidency, Trump banned federal agencies from teaching Critical Race Theory, which he described as “divisive, anti-American propaganda.” And even post-Trump, a group of conservatives has launched a “war” against Critical Race Theory, hoping to “abolish critical race theory programs from American life.” At the same time, however, many law students have been clamoring for more Critical Race Theory, only to face resistance from law schools. As such, it seems worth asking again the question Professor Derrick Bell addressed in a lecture in 1995, “Who’s Afraid of Critical Race Theory?” And why? This panel brings together scholars to introduce audience members to CRT, including the controversy surrounding it, and to talk about the role CRT can play in uprooting inequality.
Adrien Wing, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs and the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor, Iowa Law School
Gerald Torres, Professor of Environmental Justice and Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Khiara M. Bridges, Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley Law School
Robert Chang, Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, Seattle University School of Law
India Thusi ’07, Associate Professor of Law, Widener Law School
Moderator: Tanya K. Hernández, Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law, Fordham Law School
This program is presented in conjunction with the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Fordham Law School’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Fordham Law School’s Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA), and Fordham Law School’s OUTLaws.