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James Forman Jr. ’92JD on what he has in common with Kendrick Lamar.

Yale Law School

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“My son, age 8, doesn’t impress easily. But even he seemed moved for a moment when I showed him a list that had his dad and Kendrick Lamar.”

—Yale Law School professor James Forman Jr. ’92JD, on Twitter, referring to his 2018 Pulitzer Prize for the book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. Lamar won this year’s music Pulitzer for his rap album Damn.

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