This course focuses on racial discrimination and to some extent on gender and sexual orientation discrimination. The anti-slavery origins of the Equal Protection clause, the development of the law from Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) to Brown v. Board of Education (1954) regarding school segregation, current actual and possible responses to increasing school segregation of African-Americans and Hispanics; affirmative action; the upcoming renewal of the Voting Rights Act; current efforts to obtain reparations for slavery and ensuing discrimination; and comparative legal developments abroad, particularly involving Roma in Eastern Europe.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
There are no offered sections in 2012-13. Please choose a different year.