Ruha Benjamin

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Ruha Benjamin is an interdisciplinary scholar who examines the relationship between science, technology, medicine, and society. She is a professor of African American studies at Princeton University and is the author of People's Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (Stanford University Press 2013).

Ruha received a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California Berkeley and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UCLA's Institute for Society and Genetics. She was an American Council of Learned Societies fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Science, Technology, and Society Program and serves on the editorial board of the NYU book series “Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the Twenty-First Century.” For mor
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“Invisibility, with regard to Whiteness, offers immunity. To be unmarked by race allows you to reap the benefits but escape responsibility for your role in an unjust system.”
Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

“the New Jim Code”: the employment of new technologies that reflect and reproduce existing inequities but that are promoted and perceived as more objective or progressive than the discriminatory systems of a previous era.8”
Ruha Benjamin, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

“After all, why is it that we can so readily imagine growing heart cells in a lab, but not growing empathy for other human beings in our everyday lives? For many, the idea that we can defy politics as usual and channel human ingenuity towards more egalitarian forms of social organization is far-fetched. Our collective imaginations tend to shrink when confronted with entrenched inequality and injustice when what we need is just as much investment and innovation in our social reality as we pour into transforming our material lives.”
Ruha Benjamin

“In order to rise
From its own ashes
A phoenix
First
Must
Burn.”
Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

“All struggles are essentially power struggles. Who will rule? Who will lead? Who will define, refine, confine, design? Who will dominate? All struggles are essentially power struggles, and most are no more intellectual than two rams knocking their heads together.”
Octavia E. Butler

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
Toni Morrison

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
Toni Morrison, Beloved

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

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