Statement on Anti-Black Violence and the Covid-19 Global Pandemic

Once again, we have witnessed white police and vigilantes murder Black people in the United States.  George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade died violently and needlessly at the hands of white police officers and vigilantes.  Their tragic and senseless deaths have triggered massive social protest in the United States and globally. 

  • Dr. Jenkins' book "explores the forces that keep black people vulnerable even amid economically privileged lives. With today’s repeated reminders of the vulnerability of African Americans to state and extralegal violence, Black Bourgeois considers the contradiction of privileged, presumably protected black bodies that remain racially vulnerable. Examining disruptions around race and class status in literature, Candice M. Jenkins demonstrates that the conflicted relation of the black subject to privilege is not, solely, a recent phenomenon."