Dr. Cathy J. Cohen not only founded the Black Youth Project in 2004, she has been at the helm of research on Black youth for many years. Her work with BYP and BYP100 stems directly from her academic fortitude of investigating the ways that society engages with race, how institutions profit from the exploitation of ‘Others,’ and what this means to our generation. In this lecture, she discusses topics like neoliberalism, the killing of Michael Brown, and police occupation of minority communities.

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