The Moynihan Report: 50 Years Later

The Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives is excited to announce its 2015 Symposium, “The Moynihan Report: 50 Years Later.” The event will be held at Georgetown’s Law Center (600 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC) in the Gewirz Student Center on the 12th floor from 10am-4pm.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  The Symposium…

Racial Identification in Modern Day Mexico

By: Henry Rouse Mexico’s government has recently taken steps toward, for the first time on one of their modern censuses, asking citizens whether they identify as black (or “jarocho,” “costeño,” or “moreno,” terms common in Mexico). This month, the government conducted a survey of about 5,000 households, asking about preferred terms and African descent. Next…

Anonymous Twitter Accounts: The New Digital “White Hood”?

By Elizabeth M. Vasily “I’m a ‘n*****,’ I look ’n*****y,’ I haven’t earned my ‘n***** card,’ I’m a ‘pseudon*****,’ ‘f****** ni***ster,’ or ‘scab n*****.’ If you winced when you read that list of slurs, imagine having them lobbed at you nearly every day for two years.”[i] Imani Gandy, a Black American lawyer and legal analyst,…

What’s in a Label?

By: Anthony Tran During a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Raven-Symoné, an actress who rose to fame after stints on The Cosby Show and Disney Channel, spoke out against the use of labels with respect to her sexual orientation and her race. After being asked by Winfrey about her sexual identity and same-sex relationship, Symoné made…