“Dismantling a Racialized Baltimore” Student Working Group

Last Spring, the Living Hopkins in Baltimore roundtable spurred important conversations around the university’s impact on the city, the political significance of Hopkins, and how Hopkins-driven gentrification is shaping the city. The conversation touched on broader political questions concerning gentrification, neoliberalism and how urban politics intersect with racial inequality.

A number of students enthusiastically expressed interest in revisiting the themes laid out at the roundtable, and as a result, the JHU Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship, in collaboration with the JHU Center for Africana Studies, now hosts a student working group centered around race in Baltimore. Every other Friday, students explore how structural racism and discrimination, “the New Jim Crow” logic of mass incarceration, logics of anti-blackness and neoliberalism converge to produce a highly racialized, unequal and segregated landscape.

Our next meeting will be held on Friday, April 21st, from 5:30-6:45pm. Dinner will be provided.

For more information, please visit “Dismantling a Racialized Baltimore” on Facebook.