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A Tribute to the Dream: Expressions of race and identity in society
Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” It’s a sentiment about hope, about meeting adversity with compassion. And it’s how Northeastern...
‘Hit First And Worst’: Region’s Communities Of Color Brace For Climate Change Impacts
"People talk a lot about communities of color, immigrant communities, low-income communities being, you know, hit first and worst," says Kalila Barnett, who was the longtime head of the Roxbury-based Alternatives for Community and Environment, or ACE, and who's now working...
Will NFL protests be seen as the moment “The tide turned” on race, social justice?
It’s a complicated issue for people who conflate the flag and the national anthem with “honor, glory, sacrifice, and in many cases, their own loss,” said Northeastern’s Martin Blatt, professor of the practice in history and director of the university’s...
How Can Journalism ‘Move the Conversation Forward’ On Race”
In the wake of racially charged rallies like the one in Charlottesville, Virginialast month, and as cities take stock of their histories by way of statutes, landmarks, and street names such as Yawkey Way in Boston, Northeastern’s School of Journalism hosted a media gut-check...
Critical Race Theory Workshop: “Race-ing for Property Rights: Racial Oppression in the Law.”
Please join the Multicultural Law Student Association as they host "Race-ing for Property Rights: Racial Oppression in the Law." Professor Melvin J. Kelley will discuss John A. Powell's theory of race as a social construct. This workshop will also unpack his...
Barrs Lecture: Senecan Inwardness and the Staging of Race in Titus Andronicus and Othello
Curtis Perry, Professor of English and Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Race and Criminal Justice in MA and America
Panelists will discuss the topic, "Race and Criminal Justice in Massachusetts and America," from their perspective, covering law enforcement, corrections, the courts, sentencing and most importantly, the community perspective. Panelists include: William Gross, Superintendent-In-Chief of the Boston Police Department Steve...
Cultural Critic Jeff Chang Talks Race, Activism
Near the end of their 45-minute Q&A on the intersection of race, art, and politics in modern-day America, Northeastern social movements scholar Sarah Jackson asked Stanford cultural critic Jeff Chang a pointed question: “Are we going to be alright?” It was...
Teaching Gender, Race, and Citizenship in the Time of Trump
The rhetoric of Donald Trump and his supporters draws sharp divisions between included and excluded subjects based on features of identity that are central analytic categories for many of us in our teaching and research: gender, race, citizen status, and...
Police, Race and Community Trust
Institute of Race and Justice Panel Event Moderator: Jack McDevitt, CSSH Associate Dean of Research; Director, Institute of Race and Justice Panelists: Sam Williams, Senior Program Manager of the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative Carole Bell, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies,...
Institute on Race and Justice
The Institute on Race and Justice involves experts from Northeastern University’s, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of African American Studies, and School of Education...
‘Black Voices Project’ chronicles race, citizenship of African-American community
It was June, and Lola Akingbade was in Ferguson, Missouri, looking to capture the zeitgeist in the wake of civil unrest. Unarmed black teenager Michael Brown had been killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on the streets of this...