The Internet has Transformed the Way We Confront Sexual Harassment," Mashable, April 16, 2016
In light of the recent HBO film Confirmation, in this Mashable article, Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw reflects on how things would have been different in the digital age: "What we would have been saying was, 'Tweet, write, post so we can make this part of the conversation.'"
News.Mic, April 6, 2016
Essence, April 18, 2016
AAPF is grateful to Melissa Harris Perry for her piece on the need to recognize the contributions of Black feminists like Kimberle Crenshaw in 'Confirmation,' the new HBO film on Anita Hill.
Columbia Law School Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw has received the Outstanding Scholar Award from The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. The annual prize recognizes exceptional scholarship in the law or in government. Crenshaw is the first woman of color to get the honor.
Crenshaw has been a pioneering scholar in the field of critical race theory, and her original scholarship on intersectionality has been deeply influential for recognizing how such interrelated identity categories as race, gender, and class result in overlapping forms of discrimination. She is the director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School and the co-founder and executive director of the African American Policy Forum. She also teaches at UCLA Law School and is the Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics Gender Institute 2015-2018.
Her work on race and gender influenced the equality clause in the South African Constitution, and in 2001 she authored the background paper on race and gender discrimination for the United Nations' World Conference on Racism, where she was instrumental in getting gender included in the conference’s final declaration.
An advocate for a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice interventions, Crenshaw has led the “Why We Can’t Wait” campaign. Last year she co-authored the critically acclaimed reports, “Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected” and “Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality against Black Women.”
She lectures and publishes widely. Her articles have appeared in such scholarly journals as The Harvard Law Review, The Stanford Law Review, and the National Black Law Journal, as well as in more mainstream media outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, and Ms. Magazine. In addition to receiving numerous accolades in academic settings, Crenshaw was featured in Ebony’s Power 100, and she topped Ms. Magazine’s list of “Feminist Heroes of 2015.” Last year also brought recognition as one of Harvard Law School’s “Women Inspiring Change” and Diverse’s “Top 25 Women in Higher Education.”
“I'm the first to admit that I am not your typical scholar,” Crenshaw said in her acceptance speech at the ABF’s 60th annual awards banquet on Feb. 6 in San Diego. “I love ideas, but I have never loved them as abstract flights of indulgence, but as ways of experiencing, contesting, engaging a world that has only in the past half century or so taken seriously a commitment to righting civil wrongs.”
STAND WITH RAVI PERRY AND LUKE HARRIS AGAINST RACIAL CENSORSHIP IN HENRICO COUNTY
AAPF and The National Association for Ethnic Studies stand against the recent banning of the "Unequal Opportunity Race" video in Henrico County, Virginia schools.
Media Coverage of the Unequal Opportunity Race Ban
Besides general media coverage of parents and officials from Henrico, we've compiled a list of news articles, statements, and interviews with Dr. Perry and AAPF.
#HistorySoWhite: 17 Reasons We Should #FightForOurHistory by AAPF Staff Member Brittany Hazelwood, Buzzfeed, Feb. 19 2016
Statement: Standing Against Henrico County's Censorship of Multicultural Education, African American Policy Forum, The Huffington Post, Feb. 15 2016.
A Black History Moment, Urban Views Weekly, Feb. 16, 2016.
NBC12.com, Feb. 12, 2016
Dr . Perry answers questions on his perspective and the video.
Creators of Race Video Blast Henrico School Officials for "misguided and unfortunate" response, Richmond Times Dispatch, Feb. 15, 2016.
VA NAACP, students protest ban of alleged 'white guilt' video, NBC12, Feb. 17, 2016.
"Thandie Newton: We must see racism from the female perspective," USA Today, Feb. 26, 2016
"Fighting Erasure," The New York Times Magazine, Parul Sehgal, Feb. 2, 2016.
"Protestors Seek Action on Natasha McKenna," Courthouse News Service, Britain Eakin, Feb. 9, 2016.
"#ItsNotOver: Why the One Year Anniversary of Natasha McKenna's Death Matters," Huffington Post, Rachel Anspach, Feb. 7, 2016.
"6 Simple Ways White Women Can Be Feminist Allies for Black History Month (and Always)," Ms. Magazine Blog, Feb. 12, 2016.