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CLASSCRITS: Racial Capitalism Workshop

Mar 10, 2021

In recent years, interest in racial capitalism has exploded in several disciplines, including history, political theory, and cultural studies. What does “racial capitalism” mean? What is, or should be, the relationship of this framework to Critical Race Theory and settler colonialism theory? What might an understanding of legal doctrines, institutions, and processes add to racial capitalism scholarship? This panel brings together scholars whose cutting-edge research projects investigate markets, politics, and white supremacy. Join us for a stimulating discussion of their work, including topics such as food justice and the meat industry, racialized labor exploitation as the basis of the platform economy, debtor and creditor relations, incorporating race into theories of class, and more.

Panelists & Moderator

Abbye Atkinson, Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Panelist)

Andrea Freeman, Professor of Law, University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law (Panelist)

Athena Mutua, Professor of Law, Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar, University at Buffalo School of Law, State University of New York (Panelist)

Daria Roithmayr, Richard L. and Antoinette S. Kirtland Professor of Law, University of Southern California School of Law (Panelist)

Natsu Taylor Saito, Distinguished University Professor, Georgia State University School of Law (Commentator)

Angela P. Harris, Professor Emerita, University of California, Davis School of Law (Moderator)