Speech summary from Harvard YouTube video description:
“How Numbers Lie: Intersectional Violence and the Quantification of Race”
Tracing the genealogy of statistical discourses on race, Khalil Gibran Muhammad explores the violence of racial quantification on black women and men’s lives beginning in the postbellum period.
Currently the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library and a visiting professor at the City University of New York, Muhammad will begin his academic appointments as a professor of history, race, and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Suzanne Young Murray Professor at Radcliffe on July 1, 2016.
Presented by the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Welcome by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute
Introduction by Jane Kamensky, Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library – 6:55
Lecture by Khalil Gibran Muhammad – 15:50