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AFA 321 Race, Law, and Public Policy in the Contemporary United States
(Also POL 321)
4 hours; 4 credits
An examination of race relations in the United States through the prism of law and courts. In 1903, W.E.B. DuBois wrote: "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line." This course examines questions such as: How does race matter today? Does the struggle for racial justice persist? Should the government use racial categories in the pursuit of equality? Policy areas to be studied include desegregation and the problem of urban education, employment discrimination and equal opportunity in the workplace, among other topics.
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