Ohio University

OHIO faculty to discuss "Institutionalized Racism in Education and Policing" during Constitution Day

Published: September 10, 2020 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University faculty members will discuss “Institutionalized Racism in Education and Policing” during the annual Constitution Day event, 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Attend the virtual event through YouTube or Facebook.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Recent protests against police shootings that target primarily people of color have reignited a longstanding discussion about institutionalized racism in the U.S. While “institutional” or “systemic” racism have become buzzwords in current media, scholars from various disciplines have documented the long history of their entrenched presence in various institutions—from schools and the criminal justice system to housing and banking.

“Constitution Day is an annual event where we seek to highlight pertinent issues in our society and the role of law in shaping these issues. This year, we bring together a dynamic group of OHIO faculty and staff whose work has documented and analyzed the long history of institutionalized racism in policing and education in the U.S.,” said Dr. Smoki Musaraj, director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and associate professor of anthropology.

The panelists are:

Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries, associate professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kirstine Taylor, assistant professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Theda Gibbs Grey, assistant professor of teacher education in the Patton College of Education

Dr. Winsome Chunnu-Brayda, director in the Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Jé Exodus Hooper (they/them) teaches theater history, is a Ph.D. candidate within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and is Ethical Humanist clergy.