Gregory Parks

Professor Gregory Parks addresses hazing ‘blame’ game in Huffington Post op/ed

After the death of Robert Champion last year, his parents decided to do what many parents would do. They sued who they thought was responsible.

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Professor Gregory Parks writes in the Huffington Post about a racist email sent about President Obama

Recently Cardozo Law Review de novo published my short law review article about a racist email that a federal trial court judge sent to people about President Obama. Continue reading »

Professor Gregory Parks writes in the Huffington Post that black ‘Greek’ hazing is tied to leadership behavior

Spurred by the senseless hazing death of Robert Champion at Florida A&M University in November 2011, U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority member) proposed legislation, on May 31, 2012, to end hazing on college campuses.

 

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Professor Gregory Parks tells NPR that he doubts the Florida A&M prosecutions will deter the practice of hazing

Charges filed this week against 13 people in connection with a hazing death at Florida A&M University have thrust the hazing culture into the spotlight.

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Professor Gregory Parks tells USA Today he doesn’t think the Champion case will deter future hazing

In one of the largest hazing prosecutions ever, 13 people were charged Wednesday in the brutal hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. Continue reading »

Professor Gregory Parks to read, sign new book on Alpha Phi Alpha on Monday, Feb. 6, in ZSR Library

Assistant Professor Gregory Parks, co-editor of the new book, “Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, the Demands of Transcendence,” will be analyzing his work from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium. Continue reading »

Professor Gregory Parks co-editor of new book analyzing Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha

This past August, several thousand members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. gathered in Washington, D.C., for the unveiling of a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.

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Professor Gregory Parks questions whether it is too soon for a black president in Huffington Post op/ed

On October 11th the Senate blocked President Obama’s entire $447 billion jobs-stimulus bill. Again on October 20th, the Senate stonewalled a $35 billion part of that package in a late-night filibuster. These actions, along with opposition to his health care plan, highlight lingering questions over whether “hope” and “change” can manifest amidst such a vitriolic — and maybe race biased — climate. Continue reading »

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Professor Gregory Parks offers his thoughts on the MLK Memorial and the Ideals of Brotherhood in the Huffington Post

In a few days, tens — if not hundreds — of thousands of people will converge upon this nation’s capital to witness the historic unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. The idea for the memorial began with a handful of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity members in 1983, the year President Ronald Reagan signed the King Holiday Bill into law. In 1985, Alpha’s general organization began the long process of securing congressional legislation, authorizing the fraternity to raise the $120 million needed to build the memorial, and dedicating land for its construction. Continue reading »

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Faculty Profile: Assistant Professor of Law Gregory Parks

Assistant Professor of Law Gregory Parks’ research focuses on how race and social science intersect with the law.  Continue reading »