Crenshaw keynote speaker at Dartmouth College's MLK celebration

The Dartmouth
MLK speaker highlights a 'non-racial' America
By Ryan King
January 19, 2010


Decades after the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr.’s sense of the “fierce urgency of now” when combatting racial inequality remains necessary and prevalent, according to Kimberle Williams Crenshaw. A University of California at Los Angeles law professor and leading authority on civil rights, Crenshaw spoke at the College’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

During her keynote address to a packed crowd in Spaulding Auditorium, Crenshaw stressed that by ignoring the topic of racism, today’s society remains post-racial rather than non-racial.