Post-Racial America? Racial Subordination and Legal Remedies

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:30pm

Griffin Hall, Room 3 844 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267

Post-Racial America? Racial Subordination and Legal Remedies

Beyond the debate over whether America really is Post-Racial, there is emerging an understanding of the limits of “racial discrimination” as framed by the Supreme Court.  Recent research has examined different forms of racial subordination, such as racialized foreignness, a permanent immigrant trope, racial performance, and racial profiling.  These subordinations require new legal remedies.

Neil Gotanda's  is the W. Ford Schumann Visiting Professor in Democratic Studies in the Department of History, fall 2013, and professor of law at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California.  Responding to his remarks will be Margaret Chon, Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice at Seattle University School of Law.

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American Studies, History, Schumann Fund, Africana Studies, Latina/o Studies

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