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Professor Gregory Parks quoted in Baltimore Sun about fraternity hazing

Professor Gregory Parks addresses fraternity hazing in the following Baltimore Sun story, stating he believes the national Greek organizations bear the greatest responsibility for preventing hazing, adding that universities should encourage more positive bonding experiences. Continue reading »

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Professor Gregory Parks receives Delta Gamma Fraternity Compass Award

Professor Gregory Parks has been named among the four recipients of the 2014 Delta Gamma Fraternity Compass Award. “It’s humbling to be recognized for the research I’ve been doing for the past five, or more, years,” he said. “I pray that it makes a difference.” Continue reading »

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Professor Gregory Parks speaks at ABA panel regarding implicit bias within the judicial system

Professor Gregory Parks spoke on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the ABA Judicial Division Annual Meeting in Boston as part of a panel of legal experts presenting   “. . . and Justice for Some: Unconscious Bias and the Law.” Parks noted that implicit bias is arguably a pervasive issue within the judicial system.

“The fundamental principle behind it is that people make automatic, subconscious associations between categories of people and positive or negative concepts,” he said. “As such, in the criminal context, blacks are likely to be surveilled, followed, searched, encouraged to plea, get prosecuted, found guilty, sentenced more harshly. The influence of implicit race bias can be seen in the decision making of police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurors, and even judges.” Continue reading »

Professors Michael Green and Gregory Parks weigh in on High Point University hazing suit

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Prominent legal and medical professionals are lending their services to the family of a High Point University student suing the school, alleging that his death was the result of fraternity hazing. Continue reading »

Professor Gregory Parks and the Honorable Andre Davis

Jurist in Residence Andre Davis believes lawyers play key role in social justice

The Honorable Andre M. Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond is in love with the law.  He thinks law students need to be as well. “Pursue your legal studies as an act of love because it will empower you to achieve just incredible, incredible things,” he told Wake Forest Law students on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in a conversation-style lecture with Professor Gregory Parks. Continue reading »

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Professor Gregory Parks writes in The Huffington Post blog about race and politics

“I want to tell you a story. I’m going to ask you all to close your eyes while I tell you the story. … This is a story about a little girl walking home from the grocery store one sunny afternoon. … Can you see her? Her raped, beaten, broken body soaked in their urine, soaked in their semen, soaked in her blood, left to die. Can you see her? I want you to picture that little girl. Now imagine she’s white.” Continue reading »

Faculty News and Notes Winter 2013 – 2014

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards. Continue reading »

Professor Gregory Parks co-authors piece on NYU Press Blog about GOP playing the race card (again)

At a recent Tea Party meeting in Hood County, Texas, Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), made bold statements reeking of white supremacy and Christian nativism, suggesting that the U.S. is a “Christian nation,” in which the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were a “divine revelation from God […] yet our president has the gall to tell us that this is not a Christian nation […] The United States of America was formed to honor the word of God.” And just months prior to that event, in speaking to the North Tea Party on behalf of his son Ted (who was then running for Senate), Rafael urged the crowd to send Obama “back to Kenya.” Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law presents ‘Black Greek-Letter Organization Hazing: A Law “and” Approach’ symposium April 20 at George Washington University

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Wake Forest University School of Law will present a symposium, “Black Greek-Letter Organization Hazing: A Law ‘and’ Approach,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at George Washington University’s Marvin Center. Continue reading »

Professor Gregory Parks’ Huffington Post article addresses gay men in black fraternities

On Sept. 8, 2012, Nathanael Gay married Robert Brown in Lexington, Ky. About a month later, on Oct. 4, 2012, Brown uploaded a video of the wedding to YouTube. Their wedding was only slightly remarkable given our society’s changing attitude with respect to marriage equality. Something about their nuptials was striking, however.

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