The Critical Race Theory class led by Professor Adelle Blackett presents an Author-meets-Readers session with Professor Osagie Obasogie, author of Blinded by Sight.
In Blinded by Sight - Seeing Race Through the Eyes of the Blind, Obasogie argues that rather than being visually obvious, both blind and sighted people are socialized to see race in particular ways, even to a point where blind people "see" race. So what does this mean for how we live and the laws that govern our society? Obasogie delves into these questions and uncovers how color blindness in law, public policy, and culture will not lead us to any imagined racial utopia.
About the speaker
Osagie K. Obasogie is Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law with a joint appointment at UCSF Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Genetics and Society. Named one of 12 Emerging Scholars in Academia under 40 by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, his research and writing spans Constitutional law, bioethics, sociology of law, and reproductive and genetic technologies. He has written for Slate, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, and New Scientist.
Coffee and snacks will be served.
Professor Obasogie’s visit is co-sponsored by the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory, the Law Teaching Network, the Institute in Comparative Law and the Institute for Health and Social Policy. All welcome to attend.