Christen A. Smith


Christen A. Smith is assistant professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project.

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It's easy to focus on individual racist acts and condemn the actors. But that doesn't get us closer to solving the problem of racism. Read more

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From campus rape to the House whip's 'need' to address white supremacists, it's starkly clear that American roots of gender, race and sexual violence run deep. So what are we going to do about it? Read more

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