This seminar will examine legal and policy responses to contemporary questions of racial, ethnic and class inequality. The course will take an interdisciplinary approach, exploring questions such as: the contemporary role of race discrimination in maintaining persistent poverty; the continuing existence of segregation in schools and its relevance, if any, to minority educational achievement and school quality; the role of residential segregation in socioeconomic mobility; policy debates over the efficacy of welfare reform and recent legal challenges to federal and state welfare policy; the impact of race, ethnicity and immigration status on wages; and the human rights and social impact of incarceration.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L8194-001||13S||Antidiscrimination, Equality and the Law|
|O. Johnson||T 4:20 PM-6:10 PM||WNHL 1001|
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