Critical Race Theory and the 2020 Election

This roundtable discussion, held Oct 30, 2020, considers how the racial uprising in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, on-going police violence and social unrest, a possible shift in race-consciousness among White voters, the selection of Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice-presidential candidate and the battle to replace Justice Ginsburg may impact the election and our democracy more broadly. In addition, the panelists engage President Trump’s attempt to “cancel” Critical Race Theory and anti-racism initiatives.

Russell K. Robinson
Professor, Berkeley Law
Berkeley Law Faculty Director, Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture


  • Amna Akbar: Associate Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
  • Ian Haney-Lopez: Professor, Berkeley Law
  • Cheryl I. Harris: Professor of Law and Co-founder, Critical Race Studies, UCLA School of Law
  • K-Sue Park: Associate Professor, Georgetown Law, former Critical Race Studies Law Teaching Fellow, 2017-19

Sponsored by: Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture

Co-Sponsors: Center for Race & Gender Critical Race Studies, UCLA School of Law