UConn Professor William Jelani Cobb Has Become a Leading Voice on Race, Culture and Politics

“If you can talk about someone’s humanity in a way that often gets overlooked, then you have a responsibility to do it. I guess that’s what motivates me in a way.”

Cobb plans to help his students at UConn begin to think in similar terms by offering a new course this fall analyzing contemporary issues such as the protests that took place in Ferguson following the killing of Michael Brown last August. More…