September 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Constitution Day | Institutionalized Racism in Education and Policing, Sept. 17

Graphic juxtaposing police mug shot and graduation cap, in black and white

The CLJC and the Office of the Provost invite you to Ohio University’s Constitution Day, an event that features several faculty discussing “Institutionalized Racism in Education and Policing” on Sept. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Recent protests against police shootings that target primarily people of color have reignited a longstanding discussion about institutionalized racism in the U.S.. While “institutional” or “systemic” racism have become buzzwords in current media, scholars from various disciplines have documented the long history of their entrenched presence in various institutions—from schools and the criminal justice system, to housing and banking.

“The Constitution Day is an annual event where we seek to highlight pertinent issues in our society and the role of law in shaping these issues. This year, we bring together a dynamic group of OHIO faculty and staff whose work has documented and analyzed the long history of institutionalized racism in policing and education in the U.S.,” says Dr. Smoki Musaraj, director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and associate professor of Anthropology.

This Constitution Day event is are co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and the Office of the Provost at Ohio University.


Bayyinah Jeffries, portrait

Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries

Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries, associate professor and chair of African American Studies

Kirstine Taylor, portrait

Dr. Kirstine Taylor

Dr. Kirstine Taylor, assistant professor of Political Science

Theda Gibbs Grey, portrait

Dr. Theda Gibbs Grey

Dr. Theda Gibbs Grey, assistant professor in the Patton College of Education

Winsome Chunnu-Brayda, portrait

Dr. Winsome Chunnu-Brayda

Dr. Winsome Chunnu-Brayda, director in the Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Jé Exodus Hooper, portrait

Jé Exodus Hooper

Jé Exodus Hooper (they/them) teaches theater history and is a Ph.D. candidate within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Ethical Humanist clergy.

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