Race and Punishment in America

Volume 6 of the Race & in America series, an enhanced exploration of the origins, history, and legacies of anti-Black racism in the U.S., designed to deepen knowledge and awareness in the service of promoting a more just and inclusive community and world.

Race & Punishment in America

Panel Discussion


Lisa Biggs, John Atwater and Diana Nelson Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
Nicole Gonzales Van Cleve, Associate Professor of Sociology
Amy Remensnyder, Professor of History
Robert Self, Mary Ann Lippitt Professor of American History (moderator)

Student Voices

Listen to Brown University student-led conversations with the panelists in a series of one-on-one interviews.

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Race & Punishment 101

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“The Jail Tapes in the Dumpster”
(aired on NPR Reveal 4/18/21)

The Waiting Room
By Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

About the Series

Over the course of the 2020–21 academic year, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, undertook a systematic investigation of the enduring contemporary effects of anti-Black racism in America. Drawing on the expertise of Brown scholars from a range of fields and perspectives, a series of eight webinars generated critical engagements with society’s most fundamental and urgent questions around race. The Race & in America series amplifies the impact and extends the reach of these penetrating discussions through expanded content and resources presented over eight volumes.

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