Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Black Communities and the Police: On the Meaning of Ferguson


Four prominent scholars who study race, inequality and social justice issues will debate the long-term significance of the events that have unfolded in reaction to the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in that Missouri city last August, including the decision of a grand jury there not to indict the police officer for any criminal offense. The discussion will take as point of departure the Boston Review Forum, published in the January/February issue, on this same topic.

Commentators on the panel will include:

Richard Locke, (moderator) Howard Swearer Director of the Watson Institute at Brown University

Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics at Brown University

Khalil Muhammad, Schomberg Center/NY Public Library

Lisa Miller, Associate Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University

Tricia Rose, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University

Link to article in the Boston Review: