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Margaret Montoya 6/15

Margaret Montoya

Our second AMA featuring Professor Margaret Montoya from the University of New Mexico School of Law



Couldn't attend? Watch it here!

Please Enjoy this AMA with Prof Margaret Montoya and guests. Initially, we planned on discussing racial inequities related to COVID-19 and last minute, we decided to pivot and focus the discussion on black and indigenous people. We invited in Nancy Lopez, PhD, Gayle Dine'Chacon MD and Christine Zuni Cruze to the discussion.

After reflection Professor Montoya hoped to provide a clarification to what she said in the AMA when talking about "structural and institutional" racism. Here is her clarification:

"I called them intentional. I should explain. Inspired by Ibram Kendi, I am looking for the antiracist analysis, rejecting the invisibility of the policy makers that underlies implicit bias or covert racism. Institutions are run by individuals who make decisions about policies and practices, some are racist. Racial inequities become obvious over time and power hierarchies are durable so they must be intentionally dismantled. Racismi is recognizable and can be unlearned"

Margaret Montoya

Professor Emerita at the University of New Mexico School of Law


Nancy Lopez, Ph.D.

Professor, Sociology

Director & Co-founder, Institute for the Study of "Race" & Social Justice


Gayle Dine'Chacon, MD

Health Policy Consultant

Native American Budget and POlicy Institue (NABPI)

UNM Center for Social Policy


Christine Zuni Cruz

Regents' Progessor of Law

University of New Mexico School of Law