Jody David Armour | N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law
The Los Angeles Review of Books presents Jody David Armour in conversation.
Please save the date for a discussion with Professor Armour and Melina Abdullah on #PrisonAbolition, #DefundThePolice, #BlackLivesMatter, respectability politics, white identity politics, Confederate flags and monuments, where bias lives in criminal law and its processes, and the proper role of the N-word in the political communication and artistic expression of black folk, where, Professor Armour argues, it can signal a rejection of respectability politics, promote political solidarity with violent black criminals, and spark a revolution in consciousness about racialized mass incarceration.
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$20 – SIGNED COPY OF PROF. ARMOUR’S BOOK, SPECIAL eBOOK EDITION, & CONVERSATION
$250 – SPONSORSHIP CREDIT, 4 COPIES OF PROF. ARMOUR’S BOOK, SPECIAL eBOOK EDITION, & CONVERSATION
Jody Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California, Soros Justice Senior Fellow, playwright (Race, Rap, and Redemption), and a widely published scholar who studies the intersection of race, law, morality, psychology, politics, ordinary language philosophy, and the performing arts.
Dr. Melina Abdullah is Professor and former Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. She is a recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements. Abdullah is the co-founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of Black Lives Matter and a member of the group’s national leadership team.
Professor Jody Armour (Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism) calls for bold action: electing progressive prosecutors, defunding or dismantling the police, and abolition of the prison industrial complex. But only after eradicating the anti-Black bias buried in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans and baked into our legal system will we be able to say that Black Lives Matter in America.Buy tickets/get more info now