In fall 2015 the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP), in collaboration with the Systemic Justice Project (SJP), launched a joint initiative for Harvard Law School (HLS) students called Real Talk – a series of small group facilitated dialogues

Systemic Justice Project alums Whitney Benns and Blake Strode have a powerful and vital piece in The Atlantic about 21st century debtors’ prisons in St. Louis, but really about systemic racism. They write: As the recent deluge of reports and litigation confirms,

16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas.

From Harvard Gazette: According to Yale Professor John Dovidio, “Whites spend a lot of time pretending they don’t see race.” But, he said, unconscious bias is pervasive, and unconscious biases by whites impact nearly every aspect of black lives, including

From Harvard Law Record, a collection of recent editorials and essays about race and racism: Class of 1994’s Ronald Sullivan and Stephanie Robinson – The Fierce Urgency of Now 3L Mawuse Vormawor – Drowning out black voices LLM Lindiwe Sibande

Two fabulous articles by HLS students, both written in response to Randall Kennedy’s op-ed. First a piece by Bianca Tylek in the Huffington Post (who also wrote this article in the Boston Globe in response to the taping). She writes about connection

“The reality, of course, is that few institutions — and certainly not Harvard — move toward more racial inclusiveness without pressure sufficient to awaken a tardy recognition that a modicum of diversity can be a valuable addition to a school’s

By SJP Friend Annaleigh Curtis: One of the best things about law school is that it brings together people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Something that makes me somewhat unique among my peers is that I spent five years before

In the spirit of fostering a community-wide conversation, we wanted to respond to Randall Kennedy’s provocative op-ed.   Although Randy is unperturbed by the black tape recently placed over his photograph, he is quite concerned about something else: the potentially destructive effects