Foreword to Latcrit 2017 Symposium: What's Next? Resistance Resilience and Community in the Trump Era

45 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2019

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Sarudzayi M. Matambanadzo

Tulane University - Law School

Jorge R. Roig

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Sheila I. Velez Martinez

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Date Written: August 7, 2019

Abstract

In this Foreword, we strive to contextualize “LatCrit XXI: What’s Next?” against the backdrop of two crises: the current political crisis in the United States and the continuing crisis of scarcity that impacts the legal academy. Through an examination of these crises, we will reveal how LatCrit scholars, in their efforts to build community and in their commitment to critical outsider scholarship, are part of the constellations of resistance that struggle against el mundo malo. We will argue that LatCrit has become a necessary institution for those seeking to engage in persistent resistance and dissent in the critical and progressive community of scholars at home and abroad. While there are many real material improvements in the lives of subordinated persons in the United States, there is no doubt that the Presidential Election of 2016, with its embrace of a candidate who spoke what dog whistles only alluded to, is part of a violent and destructive backlash against minorities who have long been subject to the violence of exclusion and disenfranchisement.

Keywords: LatCrit, Election 2016, Resistance, Critical Race Theory

Suggested Citation

Matambanadzo, Sarudzayi M. and Roig, Jorge R. and Velez Martinez, Sheila I., Foreword to Latcrit 2017 Symposium: What's Next? Resistance Resilience and Community in the Trump Era (August 7, 2019). 9 U. Miami Race & Soc. Just. L. Rev. 1 (2019); U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-22; Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 19-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3467368

Sarudzayi M. Matambanadzo (Contact Author)

Tulane University - Law School ( email )

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Jorge R. Roig

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

Sheila I. Velez Martinez

University of Pittsburgh School of Law ( email )

3900 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States

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