"Danger! Educated Black Man": Musings on Affirmative Action, the Social Construction of Race and Why We Still Won't Go Back

Thursday, March 14, 2013
5:00 PM - 6:20 PM
Kendrick Hall, Room 103
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Events and Lectures

Distinguished Professor Charles R. Lawrence will join us for a presentation to the law school community on March 14.  His topic focuses on the social-political construction of race and social identity under law and in legal institutional life, through the lens of Omi and Winant’s Racial Formation Theory.  He will examine subtle demands for assimilation and silence around race in legal academia, and what you can do about it.  A discussion about the processes and politics of racial and other social identity construction in law and legal education will follow.


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