Recent Incidents of Racial Bigotry and the Death Penalty Process Among Topics Discussed by Faculty

Published: October 29th, 2007

Category: News

Katheryn Russel-BrownIn the wake of several recent incidents of racial bigotry that have grabbed interest throughout the United States, The Gainesville Sun called on UF Law Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations. Russell-Brown (pictured left) said the frequency of these recent noose hanging incidents suggests there’s still a subsection of American society that harbors a long-standing hatred of minorities. “It’s a small number (of incidents),” said Russell-Brown, who is writing a book about lynching. “But these things represent much larger constituencies, and that’s what the concern is.” Read what UF Law professors are saying in the media and writing about in scholarly publications in FlaLaw Online’s weekly updates on Faculty Scholarship & Activities.