Critical Race Theory and the 2020 Election

Friday, Oct 30, 2020 - Friday, Oct 30, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



This roundtable discussion will consider how the racial uprising in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, on-going police violence and social unrest, a possible shift in race-consciousness among White voters, and the selection of Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice-presidential candidate may impact the election and our democracy
more broadly. In addition, the panelists will engage President Trump’s attempt to “cancel” Critical Race Theory and anti-racism initiatives.


  • Russell K. Robinson
    Professor, Berkeley Law
    Berkeley Law Faculty Director, Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture


  • Amna Akbar
    Associate Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
  • Ian Haney-Lopez
    Professor, Berkeley Law
    Director, Racial Politics Project Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
  • Cheryl I. Harris
    Professor of Law and Co-founder, Critical Race Studies, UCLA School of Law
  • K-Sue Park
    Associate Professor, Georgetown Law, former Critical Race Studies Law Teaching Fellow, 2010-12

Sponsored by:

  • Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture


  • Center for Race & Gender
  • Critical Race Studies, UCLA School of Law

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