Department of African American and African Studies
Spring 2019 Brown Bag Series
Special AAS Designated Emphasis Event
Blighted Beginnings: The Early Foundations of the School to Prison Pipeline
This paper argues that housing discrimination was a foundational to the school-to-prison pipeline. Central to this argument is an exploration of how institutions and officials ultimately manufactured inmates by using the term "blight" as a vector of social disease and disorder.
Black Tax and Prosperity in South Africa
This paper outlines the current discourse that frames the construction of black middle class against a background of liberation struggle history of apartheid South Africa. Then I briefly outline an extended history of black middle class which arose soon after colonial conquest, diamond discovery and demand for grain. The overall question that interests me is: what is Black Prosperity in South Africa?
Discussants: Charlotte Terry (UC Davis) and Rashana Lydner (UC Davis)
Vanessa Madrigal-Lauchland is a PhD student in US History, with a designated emphasis in African and African American Studies, at UC Davis.
Ayanda Manqoyi is a PhD student in anthropology, with a designated emphasis in African and African American Studies at UC Davis, at UC Davis.