Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law
Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law Jody David Armour and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dr. Nickey Woods will engage in virtual a discussion on the law, language, racial profiling, police brutality, mass incarceration, unequal justice, and moral luck in the criminal justice system.
Jody David Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. He has been a member of the faculty since 1995. Armour’s expertise ranges from personal injury claims to claims about the relationship between racial justice, criminal justice, and the rule of law. Armour studies the intersection of race and legal decision making as well as torts and tort reform movements.
A widely published scholar and popular lecturer, Armour is a Soros Justice Senior Fellow of The Open Society Institute’s Center on Crime, Communities and Culture. He has published numerous articles. His book Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America (New York University Press) addresses three core concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement—namely, racial profiling police brutality, and mass incarceration. He has recently completed a second book that examines law, language, and moral luck in the criminal justice system.
Dr. Nickey Woods is the inaugural Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at the USC Gould School of Law. Her framework for maximizing the impact of DEI efforts in higher education focuses on three interconnected areas: 1) Knowledge and Skill Development, 2) Community, Culture, and Climate, and 3) Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation.
Her professional expertise includes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; universal design for learning (UDL), student resilience and retention; learning and motivation, and disability advocacy. Dr. Woods previously served as a director in student affairs at UCLA and as Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Admissions in UCLA's Graduate Division.