From Black Lives Matter to the White Power Presidency: Race and Class in the Trump Era
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University, is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket Books, 2016), an examination of the history and politics of Black America and the development of the social movement Black Lives Matter in response to police violence in the United States. Taylor has received the Lannan Foundation’s Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book.
Taylor’s research examines racial inequality, social movements, and public policy, including American housing policies. Dr. Taylor is currently working on a manuscript titled “Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970s”, which looks at the federal government’s promotion of single-family homeownership in Black communities after the urban rebellions of the 1960s. Her articles have been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, Jacobin, New Politics, the Guardian, In These Times, Black Agenda Report, Ms., International Socialist Review, Al Jazeera America, and other publications.
Presented by the Department of Sociology. With sponsorship from IRWG, American Culture, History, Afroamerican and African Studies, Public Policy, Community Action and Social Change, Political Science, and Women's Studies.