Eddie Glaude, Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University and MSNBC contributor, on the death of George Floyd: “Police don’t value the lives of black folk. When you look at the face of that officer, he doesn’t seem to assume that he has his knee on the neck of a human being … He doesn’t hear him call out for his mother. He doesn’t hear him crying. This is the America we live in.”
- Thursday, May 28, 2020
- Thursday, May 28, 2020Today on episode 44 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber speaks with professor and author Imani Perry. They discuss what it means for artists and thinkers to speak out against injustice in this moment, and how humility can function as both a virtue and a form of submission.
- Wednesday, May 27, 2020Four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during the Graduate School’s virtual Hooding ceremony at 4 p.m., Friday, May 29.
- Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Ruha Benjamin on social inequity, the history of scientific and medical racism, and COVID-19, followed by responses by Dr. Nicole Fleetwood and Dr. Monica McLemore, offering perspectives from the imprisonment system and practices of clinical care and public health.
- Thursday, May 21, 2020Join us in rewatching this 2018 conversation with Imani Perry and Eddie Glaude, Jr, discussing Perry's research on Lorraine Hansberry and her book Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.
- Monday, May 18, 2020In her latest book, “Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code,” Ruha Benjamin offers a detailed, critical and sobering view of the ways in which bias is infused into technology.
- Tuesday, May 19, 2020The rise of Black pulp fiction was largely attributed to the success of Blaxpoitation films, like Dolemite, which offered a more raw depiction of African American daily life in the 1970's. Princeton Assistant Professor of English Kinohi Nishikawa sat down with host Dr. Mark Anthony Neal to discuss these trends and his newest publication, Street Players: Black Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Literary Underground (University of Chicago Press, 2018).
- Thursday, May 14, 2020The Institute of Fine Arts is delighted to welcome Chika Okeke-Agulu as the Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor for the spring 2020 semester.
- Friday, May 15, 2020Nicole Fleetwood's new book is a powerful document of the inner lives and creative visions of men and women rendered invisible by Americas prison system. We invite you out for a conversation between her and acclaimed scholar and critic Ruha Benjamin.
- Friday, May 15, 2020Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. argues that we must grapple with the divides at the core of our society in order to reimagine the U.S. with a fully inclusive sense of "us." "What we have to do is tell the truth about who we are. We’re not the best country in the world."