30 Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality: A Review of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Law 147 (2021)
This is a reflective, analytical essay remarking on the role that Blackness has and continues to play in the construction, understanding and application of "black letter law." This essay is written from a Black and BlaQueer perspective and displays how a shift in standpoint--moving from the invisible, standard white "reasonable person"--underscores and illuminates the current legal and sociopolitical crisis we find ourselves in. It is continuation of the discussion began in my earlier articles "Furtive Blackness: On Blackness & Being," "The Strict Scrutiny of Black and BlaQueer Life" and the working paper "Sexual Profiling & BlaQueer Furtivity: BlaQueers On The Run."
Wilson, T. Anansi, "And What of the “Black” in Black Letter Law?: A BlaQueer Reflection" (2021). Faculty Scholarship. 529.