Olúfẹmi O. Táíwò, Compound Crisis: Cops, Climate, and COVID (Critical Race Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives)

Critical Race Studies, Race, Ethics + Power

Compound Crisis: Cops, Climate, and COVID

Although the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis are both provoked by natural phenomena, the dangers they present are just as political as the crisis of police violence. Moreover, these crises overlap and compound each other in important ways. The size, scope, and longevity of the suffering they trigger will be largely decided by the institutional responses to challenges and the power dynamics that structure them. A historic debate about the relationship of famine to colonialism and democracy helps show why the compound crisis could lead to intensification of racist police violence, climate apartheid, and climate colonialism.

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Olúfẹmi O. TáíwòOlúfẹmi O. Táíwò
Georgetown University

Thu, Nov 12, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin