The Future of Equality After the Supreme Court 2012 Term: What's Left?
The Supreme Court's decisions this week have thrown the future of affirmative action into question and gutted the key provision of the Voting Rights Act. At the same time, the Court promised equal treatment to millions of gay couples throughout the nation. Together these cases mark staggering terrain shifts in the Civil Rights Movement. What these shifts portend for the future of social justice remains uncertain.
Friday June 28th at 12 PM eastern/ 9 AM pacific please join leading critical race scholars, journalists, and thought leaders for a national conference call to discuss the future of Civil Rights in light of this weeks' Supreme Court decisions. Our conversation will cover:
- What really happened?
- Is this a Game Changer or Door Closer?
- If Marriage Equality is the Civil Rights issue of our time, is Racial Justice Yesterday's News?
- What are the challenges/possibilities for Coalition now?
- Is the strategy moving forward legal, political, or social?
Space is limited. Please click here to RSVP.
Our featured speakers include:
Professor of law at Georgetown Law Center
Professor of law at De Paul University
Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum and professor of law at UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School
- "Framing Affirmative Action" (Michigan Law Review)
- "Twenty Years of Critical Race Theory: Looking Back to Move Forward" (Connecticut Law Review)
- "A Preference for Deception" (Ms. Magazine)
Professor of law at Berkeley Law School
- Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class
- "'A Nation of Minorities': Race, Ethnicity, and Reactionary Colorblindness" (Stanford Law Review)
- "Intentional Blindness" (NYU Law Review)
Professor of law at UCLA School of Law
- "The New Racial Preferences" (with Devon Carbado)
- "The Black Student Mismatch Myth in Legal Education: The Systematic Flaws in Richard Sander's Affirmative Action Study" (with William Kidder, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education)
Program Director of the African American Policy Forum and professor of American Politics and Constitutional Law at Vassar College
- "Affirmative Action as Equalizing Opportunity: Challenging the Myth of 'Preferential Treatment'" (with Uma Narayan)
- "Affirmative Action and the White Backlash Notes: From a Child of Apartheid" (Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography)
- Going the Distance, an interview with Luke Harris (What's Happening at Vassar)
Professor of law at Fordham University School of Law and author of "Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response"
- "What to Celebrate and Lament About the Fisher Decision" (National Law Journal)
- "The View of Affirmative Action from the Other Side of the Americas" (HuffPo)
- "Watered-Down Vision of Equality" (NY Times)
- "Latino/a Law Professors Respond to Inappropriate Race Fallacy" (SALTLAW blog)
Program director at the media watch group FAIR
- "Affirmative Action Coverage Ignores Women--and Discrimination: A Six-Month Study of Media Coverage" (FAIR)
- "White Man's Burden: How the Press Frames Affirmative Action" (FAIR)
Hosted by the Affirmative Action Research and Policy Consortium and in affiliation with the Critical Race Studies Program at UCLA School of Law and the Center for Intersectionality & Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School.