WBUR Features Stephens-Dougan on the Connection between Civilian Militias and the Police

Sept. 3, 2020

LaFleur Stephens-Dougan was one of three panelists for WBUR On Point program's discussion of vigilante militants' overlap with law enforcement, and how race factors into this relationship. Stephens-Dougan addresses how law and order rhetoric is being used as a wedge issue, speaking to deep-seated stereotypes about Black and brown constituents.

Stephens-Dougan is assistant professor of politics and a CSDP faculty associate. She is the author of “Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics" (University of Chicago Press 2020).