Yellow Peril Redux speaker series | "The Yellow Peril and the Law"
From the 1800's, various state and federal court laws, court decisions, and executive orders explicitly discriminated against Asian Americans. This talk will discuss how historical anti-Asian discrimination led to some of the most atrocious legal decisions in U.S. history and how anti-Asian discrimination still affects the law.
Speaker: Sabrina Shizue McKenna has been an Associate Justice of the Hawai`i Supreme Court since 2011. She grew up in Japan, attended the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, then was an attorney and law professor before becoming a trial judge in 1993.
Chair: Prof. Colleen Murphy is the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy & Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she also serves as Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program in the Illinois Global Institute.