Heightening tensions in the US over police killings of black people have undermined confidence that the election of Barack Obama signaled a new era on race relations in the US. The more lasting legacy may be the one championed by the late Justice Scalia whose legal philosophy currently underwrites the central tensions in equality law in the United States.
Professor Crenshaw discusses Black Lives Matter and Say Her Name as challenges to contemporary jurisprudence on race, and assesses the new openings presented by current events.
Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks) is Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California Los Angeles and the Columbia School of Law, and LSE Centennial Professor at the Gender Institute. The lecture was recorded on 11 May 2016 at LSE.