Allen’s Article on Structural Racism Accepted for Publication at William & Mary J. of Race, Gender, and Social Justice


Professor Renee Nicole Allen’s article Get Out: Structural Racism and Academic Terror will be published in William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice. Relying on themes from the 2017 film Get Out–white liberalism, the Sunken Place, and the appropriation of Black bodies for white social and economic gain–Professor Allen argues that law school is a metaphorical Sunken Place. In the law school Sunken Place, Black people experience academic terror: overt and covert faculty behaviors directed at racially marginalized students, staff, and faculty under the guise of academic freedom in institutions steeped in structural racism. 

You can read a draft here: