CANCELLED:Where Did All the White Criminals Go: Reconfiguring Race on the Road to Mass Incarceration

Lecture Series

June 3, 2016


Assembly Hall

CANCELLED. We regret to inform you that Friday's program featuring Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad will have to be rescheduled for the Fall Quarter of 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience that this might have caused.

Today’s criminal justice landscape is overwhelmingly dominated by non-white faces. Policy researchers often deem rehabilitative, nonpunitive approaches to illegality among marginalized and impoverished populations too fanciful and abstract to be implemented. In this lecture, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad uses analysis of historical patterns of race relations to discuss the far-less-visible, yet extant processes and dynamics in today’s criminal justice landscape that serve to perpetuate inequality in the criminal justice system and beyond.

Dr. Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library. In July, he will join the Harvard faculty as Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Sponsored by the Global Voices Lecture Series and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.