Emory Chair Darren Hutchinson on the goals of the Center for Civil Rights and Social Justice
Professor Darren Hutchinson was recently named the inaugural chair of Emory Law’s Center for Civil Rights and Social Justice.
On Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” he told program host Rose Scott his life’s work in social justice is directly linked to his upbringing in the deep south.
The legal scholar says he was raised by parents who were committed to social justice, and at an early age, he remembers reading about the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The professor discussed several topics, including the guilty verdicts in the Ahmaud Arbery hate crimes trial, combating racism, critical race theory, the focus of Emory Law’s new Center for Civil Rights and Social Justice and his lecture titled “Anti-Anti-Racism: Fighting Backlash, Building Justice.”
For a deeper exploration of Ahmaud Arbery’s story, listen to WABE’s podcast, “Buried Truths.” Hosted by journalist, professor, and Pulitzer-prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff, season three of “Buried Truths” explores the Arbery murder and its direct ties to racially motivated murders of the past in Georgia.