Comparing Constructions of Race: Global Perspectives

Thursday, March 7th, 2019 @ 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Case Lounge
Mar 07
Thursday, March 7th, 2019 @ 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Case Lounge

The Columbia Journal of Race & Law (CJRL) is pleased to present its annual symposium, “Comparing Constructions of Race: Global Perspectives.” This year, the Symposium will apply a comparative lens to constructions of race around the world, the legal mechanisms that uphold them, and the social ramifications that ensue. By looking at how differently race has been historically constructed and legally construed around the world, we hope to better understand the unique racial justice issues that arise in various countries. From the surge of fascist rhetoric in elections to the criminalization of immigrants from varying backgrounds, race remains an underlying force behind social relations. This symposium hopes to begin a larger conversation about the role of the law, both within and outside of the United States, in those societal constructions of race.

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