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Kimberle Crenshaw
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Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority on Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop, and co-editor of the volume, Critical Race Theory: Key Documents That Shaped the Movement. Crenshaw’s groundbreaking work on “Intersectionality” has traveled globally and was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution.

In 1996, Crenshaw co-founded the African American Policy Forum, a gender/racial justice legal thinktank, which houses a variety of projects designed to deliver research-based strategies to better advance social inclusion. In 2011, Crenshaw founded the Center for Intersectionality & Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School, which aims to foster critical examination of how social structures and related identity categories such as gender, race, and class interact on multiple levels, resulting in social inequality.

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Standing Against Henrico County's Censorship of Multicultural Education

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2016 | 2:48 PM

This statement was released by the African American Policy Forum and the National Association for Ethnic Studies on February 15, 2016:

The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) express grave concerns about the recent decision of the...

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The Charleston Imperative: Why Feminism and Antiracism Must Be Linked

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 9:30 PM

As the one month anniversary of the tragedy in Charleston approaches, it is critical that those who are committed to racial and gender justice send a message that this brutal massacre will not be forgotten.

Beyond the vexing questions of forgiveness and grace, we must address what Roof's heinous act...

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Justice Rising

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 5:48 PM

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global campaign to end violence against women and girls. On February 14, 2014, women, men and children across the globe will dance to welcome the world that is to come, one in which violence against women is no longer a routine feature of...

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Race Undercover: The Matter of Bias in the Zimmerman Trial

(20) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 3:21 PM

Two weeks after George Zimmerman's trial in the death of Trayvon Martin ended in acquittal, Juror B29, the only woman of color identified as Maddy, says George Zimmerman got away with murder, while Juror B37, a white woman, believes he did nothing wrong. Both agree that race played no role...

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Dr. King's True Legacy: A Lesson for Progressives in the Age of Obama

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2009 | 5:54 PM

This is a remarkable, breathtaking moment for us all. Who can doubt that we are celebrating something special here -- there's something in the air that we can feel, touch, grasp. There's hope in this moment, a sense of possibility that elevates our joy. Yet for those of us who...

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