Professor Neil Gotanda presented at the American Bar Foundation Research Seminar Series in Chicago, Illinois, on May 17. His work in progress is titled Mapping the Muslim Category: an Examination of Race, Identity, Religion and the Black-White Paradigm. The paper surveys the use of the Muslim Category in the current litigation challenging the Executive Order Muslim Travel Ban and through use of the Muslim Category in constitutional doctrine. The paper then interrogates the Muslim category in two prevalent framings – race and religion – using Critical Race Theory and Asian American Jurisprudence. The draft paper is available at the ABF website.
Professor Neil Gotanda spoke on October 11 at Yale Law School on Korematsu Revisited: “Other Racializations” and the Black White Racial Paradigm. He was invited by the American Constitution Society, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, South Asian Law Student Association, OUTLaw, Black Law Student Association and Alliance for Diversity. The presentation was part of a planned series of Critical Race Theory commentaries on well-known constitutional law cases.