Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives
The 2016-2017 Editorial Board of the The Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives (MCRP) is proud to publish its first issue of its ninth year as a journal. We are excited to share one of the notes that can be found in this issue, and give you a sneak peak into the dialogue that takes place within the pages of our journal. We wish to bridge the gap between scholarship and activism by promoting a dialogue that extends beyond the normal academic realm, and beyond the normal discussions about racial issues and the law that take place in legal academia. To read the full issue, please purchase it here.
The Georgetown Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives (MCRP) is one of Georgetown’s newest law journals and one of the few law journals in the country dedicated to legal scholarship on race and identity. We were founded in 2007 by an extraordinarily driven group of students who were inspired by their experiences with critical race theorists here at Georgetown and who saw the establishment of a race and identity law journal as a meaningful kind of activism. We produce two issues per year.
MCRP exists to provide both a forum for scholarship by academics, students and practitioners who are committed to racial justice and to provide a rigorous editorial experience for students who have the same goal. In our first year, our staff included students of all racial, ethnic, religious, and geographic backgrounds and we hope to maintain this crucial diversity. Because we have grown directly out of personal passion, we have many unique qualities that distinguish us from other journals.
We are grounded in critical race theory and our organization is animated by the principles of this movement. Critical race theory
examines race and identity with the goal of addressing and transforming the subordinated relationships that have historically defined race around the world. Founders of this provocative, intellectually and psychologically sophisticated field include our own Mari Matsuda, Charles Lawrence and Gary Peller. MCRP is committed to providing a platform for critical race theorists, and to incorporating the principle of anti-subordination into our organization itself. What does that mean? Inclusion of all members’ interests in decision-making, open communication at all times between Board members and staff, an atmosphere of concern for the well-being of our members, and humane policies that acknowledge the place journal membership holds among your other priorities as a student and adult.