The Accidental Crit III: The Unbearable Lightness of Being...Pedro?
50 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2018 Last revised: 9 Oct 2018
Date Written: April 4, 2018
This article is a narrative about law faculty hiring, promotion and tenure. It is part of my process of coming to terms with the promotion and tenure process that I endured through a type of scholarly catharsis; in this essay I review my continued presence in the legal academy from the safety of post-tenure academic life, but while immersed in the openly racist climate of the presidency of Donald Trump.
After originally posting it in early summer, I am now posting an updated and expanded draft.
I have added a modest amount of text above the line to account for the very latest developments on a number of issues that I discuss in the draft.
I have also added a substantial number of footnotes to explain or further develop certain concepts, especially terms of art in Latina/o Critical Race Theory or in Critical Race theory more generally.
Keywords: Law, Race and Law, Critical Race Theory, Puerto Rico, Hurricanes
JEL Classification: K10, K19
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