This talk explores the possibilities for repair and reparations through a discussion of Jamaican lottery scammers who use the framework of reparations to rationalize their scamming of elderly, white North Americans. Their framework challenges the terms and mechanisms of reparation by looking beyond the commonly accepted notions of what stands as the basis of injury.
The Hidden Agenda in GOP Attacks on Critical Race Theory
In this Berkeley News interview, Khiara Bridges, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research and Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, discusses how right-wing media have promoted a distorted version of critical race theory in order to undermine increasing awareness of systemic racism. The right attacks critical race theory to draw attention away from the detrimental impacts of systemic racism, "but part of the point of these attacks is to neutralize and delegtimize powerful critiques of American life."