The Jabot
The Jabot
Feb 28, 2020
Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice with Andrea Freeman - Episode 28
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Andrea Freeman studies the intersection of critical race and class theory with issues of food policy, health, feminism, and consumer credit. Many of her articles explore her pioneering theory of food oppression, which examines how facially neutral food-related law, policy, and government action disproportionately harm marginalized communities. She also studies the effects of racism by credit card companies against consumers. Freeman teaches Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, and Race and Law at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. She is a member of the ACLU of Hawaii Litigation Committee and received the Community Faculty of the Year award in 2015. 

Episode Resources Episode Highlights
  • Being a Law Professor - 1:36
  • Spending more time protesting than being at school - 2:22
  • Her background - 4:04
  • When she started to study law - 4:54
  • Wanting to be a Law Professor - 7:29
  • Food, racial discrimination, and injustice - 8:47
  • Connections between food and racism - 9:37
  • About her book: Skimmed - 12:25
  • Food and racism - 15:17
  • Stereotypes and injustice - 17:53
  • Breastfeeding discrimination - 20:13
  • The type of issue that needs a social movement - 26:32
  • We need a cultural change - 26:55
  • Areas that need reform - 28:03
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