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About Johnathan S. Perkins

I am a speaker, consultant, and higher education attorney, outspoken on issues of race in the U.S. I focus primarily on institutional representation, diversity and inclusion, and implicit bias, all of which I believe can be meaningfully addressed only by frank discussion between individuals of different races.

My motivation stems in large part from personal experience with law enforcement and the subsequent institutional consequences I encountered as a student at the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school, I practiced law at a Philadelphia law firm, where I advised and represented a wide range of private companies and institutions of higher education. I later joined the Office of the General Counsel at Harvard University and, last year, returned home to Philadelphia where I focus my anti-racism efforts primarily on allyship and the effects of individual and institutional bias.


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