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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

From Ferguson to France, pliable racial categories are used to mark who counts as fully human—and who does not.

From Bill de Blasio to Eric Holder to Barack Obama to #BlackLivesMatter, right-wing pundits are blaming everyone and everything but the obvious.

A lawsuit is being waged against the “wrongful birth” of a black child.

While 90 percent of teens break the law, only some enter a violent system.

Imagine a camera aimed at a human face forever.

Eric Garner’s death marks a darkening mood fifty years after Freedom Summer.


Patricia J. Williams
Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University, was born in...