Njeri graduated from Spelman College and Harvard Law School. She loves writing and speaking about issues related to criminal justice, race, and politics.
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Njeri is a published author and opinion columnist for USA Today.
Below are samples of some of the opinion articles she has written.
Weary but undaunted – Black Women Made the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Inauguration Happen, USA Today January 20, 2021
What Joe Biden needs to do in the first 100 days, USA Today January 20, 2021 Available online at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/01/20/usa-today-contributors-bidens-first-100-days-column/4216744001/
‘The end of the beginning’ in the search for justice for Breonna Taylor,
co-authored with Geoff Corn, The Hill, September 30, 2020,
Available online at: https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/518709-the-end-of-the-beginning-in-the-search-for-justice-for-breonna
‘Grand jury made the right call in Breonna Taylor case,
co-authored with Geoff Corn, USA Today, September 24, 2020,
Available at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/09/24/breonna-taylor-grand-jury-indicted-one-officer-wanton-endangerment-column/3515532001/
Black in America: I Normalized Racism,
USA Today Weekend Edition September 18-20, 2020 at 7A; also available online as:
I thought I never experienced racism. Then I realized I just normalized it,
September 15, 2020,
Available online at https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/09/15/racism-every-day-black-women-column/5793258002/.
Other Essays Without Links
A Call for More Black Prosecutors essay published in Meeting at the Table: African American Women Write on Race, Culture & Community (DownSouth Press November 2020).
Essay: Walking the Tightrope: Reflections of a Black Female Law Professor, Professor Njeri M. Rutledge accepted for publication in the spring volume of the Campbell Law Review