Khalil G. Muhammad: Post-Racial Surveillance and Control, Then and Now

"Post-Racial Surveillance and Control, Then and Now"
A talk by Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Monday, March 10, 2014
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rooms 255-257

Contemporary debates about Stop and Frisk turn on the question of whether or not crime statistics can justify discriminatory policing in the name of public safety. Defenders of the policy believe it is not racially discriminatory to over police where the criminals are. Opponents disagree and argue that individuals cannot be criminalized because of what the data says. In this lecture, Khalil Gibran Muhammad turns to the past to expose the origins of such logic in the early Jim Crow period, especially in the urban North, revealing how little has changed in the debate in over a century

Khalil Gibran Muhammed is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and a former associate professor of history at Indiana University. He earned his Ph.D in history from Rutgers University. Dr. Muhammad is currently working on his second book, Disappearing Acts: The End of White Criminality in the Age of Jim Crow, which traces the historical roots of changing demographics of crime and punishment.

This program is presented by the Department of African American and African Studies and co-sponsored by the Federated Department of History, the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, the School of Criminal
Justice, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Paul Robeson Campus Center- Office of Service Learning and Student Development.