Stop-and-Frisk. Voter ID laws. Jim Crow Redux. Reparations.
2014 has more similarities to 1964 than we care to admit. We can’t forge ahead without looking back at a nation birthed in genocide and slavery, and marked by state-sponsored terrorism, debt peonage, lynchings, and redlining. How can we confront this history as a way forward? What is the new civil rights agenda? Who will lead today’s movements for racial justice?
On June 24, 2014 New America NYC held a conversation on some of the most contemporary issues facing the US today and how we can begin to address them for a more just society.
President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law
National correspondent, The Atlantic
Author, “The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy”
Dean, Yale College
Professor of History, American Studies, and African American Studies, Yale University
Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law