On Friday, February 12 at 7 pm, the Hunterdon County Anti-Racism Coalition and Hopewell Valley Together will hold a discussion to consider the issues raised in a recent Under the Blacklight video (January 13, 2021) and article from The Atlantic (January 12, 2021) analyzing the Capitol riot.
Since last spring, Black feminist legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw has run a video and podcast series called Under the Blacklight to examine the twin pandemics of COVID and white supremacy. At the February 12 meeting, we will discuss a recent episode called “If Hindsight is 2020, why are we still not saved?” recorded on 1/13/21 where Crenshaw and her four panelists consider the Capitol riot of 1/6/21. She asks, “America wants to be ‘better than this,’ but is better possible so long as we deny our past?” The video opens with Crenshaw’s introduction and initial comments from the panelists (Anoa Changa, Carol Anderson, David Blight, and Joe Lowndes), where they each identify a recent image to anchor their comments.
RSVP today! https://bit.ly/HCARC_HVT Registrants will receive an email with the event Zoom link the day of the meeting. The Zoom room will open at 6:45pm for conversation and introductions.
– Please watch the video at least to about 39 minutes to get through those introductory comments. If you’re able to watch the full 1 hour 39 minutes, that’s great. If you prefer, you can listen to the recording as a podcast here.
– We also ask you to read the article “The Capitol Rioters Weren’t ‘Low Class’” (The Atlantic, January 12, 2021) which addresses a persistent stereotype and its significance. Available here as a Google doc (without hyperlinks from original).