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Dreaming Freedom, Speaking Resistance: A Conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 4:45pm

Klarman Hall, KG70, Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium
232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor in conversation with Ed Baptist. Reception & book signing to follow.

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Taylor is an assistant professor at Princeton University and the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket Books, 2016). The book examines the history and politics of Black America and the development of the social movement Black Lives Matter in response to police violence in the United States.

Taylor’s research examines race and public policy including American housing policies. She is currently working on a manuscript titled Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970s, which looks at the federal government's promotion of single-family homeownership in Black communities after the urban rebellions of the 1960s. Taylor looks at how the federal government's turn to market-based solutions in its low-income housing programs in the 1970s impacted Black neighborhoods, Black women on welfare, and emergent discourses on the urban “underclass.” Taylor is interested in the role of private sector forces, typically hidden in public policy making and execution, in the “urban crisis” of the 1970s.

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