January 6, 2015 – Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw is featured in The Root
as a leader in 2014 in the African American community who used social media to address pivotal issues.
Among those leaders is Kimberlé Crenshaw, a law professor at Columbia University and founder of the African American Policy Forum. Crenshaw spearheaded the #WhyWeCantWait movement to protest the exclusion of women and girls of color from President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Her refusal to allow the erasure of black women from conversations on dismantling structural racism was met with wide criticism from many in the African-American community who attributed #WhyWeCantWait to feminists run amok—but that didn’t stop the AAPF.
Read the article.