Busboys and Poets Books Presents Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Busboys and Poets Books Presents Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Date and Time

Nov 14, 2018 6:30 pm

Location

14th & V

2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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Description:

Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard, Justin Hansford, interviews author Tanya Katerí Hernández about her new book Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination. The book recounts how a Black-identified mixed-race Afro-Latina lawyer's examination of narratives of mixed-race people bringing claims of racial discrimination in court, illuminates the need for continued focus on white supremacy and anti-blackness in pursuit of equality. Coming at a time when explicit racism is resurfacing, Hernández’s will explain why a look at multiracial discrimination cases is essential for fortifying the focus of civil rights law on racial privilege and the lingering legacy of bias against non-whites and has much to teach us about how to move towards a more egalitarian society.

Tanya Katerí Hernández, is the Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham UniversitySchool of Law. She is an internationally recognized comparative race law expert and Fulbright Scholar who has visited at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, in Paris and the University of the West Indies Law School, in Trinidad. She has previously served as a Law and Public Policy Affairs Fellow at PrincetonUniversity, and as an Independent Scholar in Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Hispanic Business Magazine selected her as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics of 2007. Professor Hernández serves on the editorial boards of the Revista Brasileira de Direito e Justiça/Brazilian Journal of Law and Justice, and the Latino Studies Journal published by Palgrave-Macmillian Press. Professor Hernández’s scholarly interest is in the study of comparative race relations and anti-discrimination law, and her work in that area has been published in numerous university law reviews like Cornell, Harvard, N.Y.U., U.C. Berkeley, Yale and in news outlets like the New York Times.

This event is co-sponsored by the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University, an extension of the legacy of Howard University School of Law as the epicenter for civil rights litigation and policy work since the early 20th century. TheCenter will be dedicated to community-based litigation, policy work, and advocacy and builds on the work of the law school’s existing Civil Rights Clinic.

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