Professor Deborah N. Archer
Professor Vincent M. Southerland
Tuesday, 4:25–6:25 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 208
The Race and Inequality Colloquium will explore the role the law plays in the oppression of people of color in America, serving as a driver of racial discrimination and inequality. But the law also has a powerful potential to overcome racial inequality. Much of our nation’s history can be understand through this lens. As America continues to wrestle with the structural racism and its impacts, understanding the potential and the limitations of the law as a tool for racial justice remains one of the most critical and urgent questions facing our country. Each week, students in the Colloquium will have the opportunity to engage with the work of leading scholars and advocates working in the field of racial justice. The Colloquium invites racial justice scholars to discuss their works-in-progress and advocates to discuss current campaigns.