Opening arguments began Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin who is charged in the killing of George Floyd. Reset talks with an African American historian in Minneapolis about the trial and her recent books explaining George Floyd’s killing to grade-schoolers. GUEST: Duchess Harris, author and professor of American Studies at Macalester College >> Listen now!
#WFMNXSHARETHEMICMN a collaboration with the Women's Foundation of Minnesota and #SHARETHEMICMN features Duchess Harris, Professor of American Studies at Macalester College and Amy Zhou, a Cabinet member who will share her perspective as a young, queer, Asian American woman fighting to take up space in government and policy, at a crucial point at the intersections of history, culture, identity, oppression, and power. WFMN and #SHARETHEMICMN share a vision of an incl
"Successfully getting humans into space and back is risky business. However, it was made possible less than a century ago thanks to help from some extraordinary Black women known as ‘Hidden Figures’. “My name is Duchess Harris and I’m the co-author of a book called ‘Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA’ and my grandmother was Miriam Daniel Mann and she was one of the first hidden human computers at NASA," Harris said. Harris, and American studies professor, has ded
Macalester College American studies professor Dr. Duchess Harris says criminal justice reform happens with legislation and legislation is the outcome of activism. “I mean my academic training shows me that social movements actually lead to electoral politics for Black communities,” Dr. Harris said. “You have someone like Cori Bush who was a first responder when Michael Brown was killed. She was a nurse who was out there during the protests and she ended up running for Congres
"Outrage over the continuous deaths of innocent people has fueled the Black Lives Matter movement. Dr. Duchess Harris is an expert in the movement and a professor of American studies at Macalester College.Only 25% of white American supported Black Lives Matter after the killing of Philando Castile," Dr. Harris said. "That number has catapulted since George Floyd to the point that actually United States Senator Mitt Romney was wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask at a protes
"In Black Feminist Politics From Kennedy to Clinton, Duchess Harris cites one CRC member who had this to say about identity politics: “This was the kind of politics that had never been done or practiced before to our knowledge…it had never been quite formulated in the way that we were trying to formulate it, particularly because we were talking about homophobia, lesbian identity, as well. There were politics that took everything into account as opposed to saying leave your fe