This course examines legal constructions of race and ethnicity by introducing case law, federal legislation, and scholarly essays in the United States. Special attention will be paid to desegregation and voting law, as well as the topics of immigration, affirmative action, and policing the borders. We will also explore how the legal system has on an effect on race and ethnicity while exploring such topics as environmental justice and health outcomes, the prison system, and the relationship between race, ethnicity and law enforcement.
Special Topics- Law and Politics of Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
Monday, June 5, 2017 to Monday, September 18, 2017