On November 5, Dr. Ariela Gross spoke at the Law School in the latest installment of the Brown Bags and Books series. Gross, the John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History at the USC Gould School of Law, discussed her latest book, What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America. The book investigates historical examples of racial identity trials—ones in which the verdict hinged on assigning a race to the defendant—and uses them as a lens to analyze the development of race construction in American society.