White Sovereignty: The Law of Racial Rule

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Why do racial injustices, racial inequalities and racial disparities in liberal democracies persist over time without structural redress? Why has the U.S. found itself in every generation since Reconstruction indicted by Black citizens for anti-Blackness, despite foundational claims to liberty and equality as universal ideas and practices? Why has police violence against Black citizens been recurrently and generationally protested by Black citizens in the post-civil rights era? Northwestern University Associate Professor of African American Studies Barnor Hesse discusses these questions and more in a webinar that asks us to consider the role of white sovereignty in maintaining the structural law of racial rule.
This is part of the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs’ Building Sustainable Futures: Global Challenges and Possibilities webinar series.

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