This essay is both personal and pedagogical. My hope is that it issues a clarion call to legal educators and administrators to choose the pursuit of racial and class equality. I believe that, as law faculty and administrators, we must first address our personal quandaries with race and class before we can effectively address the racial and class implications in our pedagogical or administrative roles in legal education. This essay focuses on race and class and is a clarion call for legal academics and administrators to address ongoing structural racism and classism in our institutions, by starting with our own selves. As a legal educator, my goal is to participate in finishing the movement of uniting race and class inequalities in the pursuit of justice. I am taking a tiny step, but a step nonetheless, by examining my own personal and pedagogical quandary in this pursuit.
15 Seattle J. for Soc. Just. 391 (2016).