Edited by Bianca C. Williams, an Associate Professor in the Anthropology and Psychology departments at City University of New York’s Graduate Center; Dian D. Squire, an Associate Professor and Founding Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence at Loyola University, Chicago; and Frank A. Tuitt, the Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Connecticut, this 2021 publication is the second in SUNY’s series Critical Race Studies in Education. Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions offers a strong introduction to the ongoing relationship between the US university and the history of slavery and settler colonialism. In showing how plantation politics are embedded within the university, it asks for deep reflection on the broader failures of abolition democracy to reimagine society toward Black freedom (Davis 2005, Du Bois 1998, McLeod 2019). The book shows how universities function to perform and legitimize: the psychological warfare of institutions not made for Black folk; the...

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