|Present||Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law ‐ Center for Access to Justice|
|M.Ed., Georgia State University|
|B.A., Swarthmore College|
|J.D., Yale Law School|
Race and Decolonization: Whiteness as Property in the American Settler Colonial Project Harvard Journal of Racial and Ethnic Justice (2015)
Challenges to institutionalized racism have been largely framed in terms of equitable access to, and redistribution of, the wealth and power accumulated and controlled by those who define themselves as White. If, however, that wealth ...
Tales of Color and Colonialism: Racial realism and Settler Colonial Theory Florida A & M University Law Review (2014)
More than a half-century after the Civil Rights Era, people of color remain disproportionately impoverished and incarcerated, excluded and vulnerable. Legal remedies rooted in the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection remain elusive. This article argues ...
Life and Legal Fiction: Reflections on Margaret Montoya's Máscaras, Trenzas, y Greñas Chicana/o-Latina/o L. Rev. (2014)
This essay is based on a presentation made as part of “Un/Masking Power: The Past, Present, and Future of Marginal Identities in Legal Academia,” a symposium sponsored by the UCLA Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review, April 5, ...
Defining Muslim Civil Rights in a Post-9/11 World Duke Forum for Law & Social Change (Symposium) (2010)
Panel discussion on critical issues in redefining basic civil rights for Muslims since 9/11. The panelists discuss articles that were subsequently published in the Duke Forum for Law & Social Change, volume 2 (2010).
Human Rights, American Exceptionalism, and the Stories We Tell Emory International Law Review (2009)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights represents a remarkable expansion in the recognition of the fundamental rights of all peoples. Nonetheless, consensus on the implementation of these rights is elusive. Two commonly referenced obstacles to ...
Colonial Presumptions: The War on Terror and the Roots of American Exceptionalism Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives (2008)
The United States' current "war on terror" has been framed as a struggle for "civilization"; one which requires a "new paradigm of international law." The rationale for the United States' selective self-exemption from otherwise applicable ...
Interning the “Non-Alien” Other: The Illusory Protections of Citizenship Law and Contemporary Problems (2005)
Saito draws parallels between the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII and the current actions being taken by the US government as it seeks out terrorists in the post-9/11 world. The action of unequal prosecution ...