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    Civil and Human Rights Themes in Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches and Yertle the Turtle

    Law scholars talked about civil and human rights themes in Dr. Seuss' in The Sneetches and Yertle the Turtle. Among the topics they addressed were personal rights and identity, racial…

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    Race and College Admissions

    Panelists talked about affirmative action, the future of college diversity, and policy implications. The panel focused primarily on using class instead of race to achieve diversity in…

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    Anita Hill Testimony 20 Years Later

    Following opening remarks, panelists talked about what happened in the 1991 Senate confirmation hearing in which Professor Anita Hill testified that future Supreme Court Justice Clarence…

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    State of the Black Union 2009, Afternoon Session

    Civil rights activists, scholars, and policy analysts gathered to discuss their thoughts and insights on the challenges facing African-Americans. Tavis Smiley moderated a question and…

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    Centennial of Thurgood Marshall

    A panel discussion was held to commemorate the July 2, 2008, centennial of the birth of Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme…

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    Diversity in Higher Education

    Panelists on both panels talked about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Powell’s legacy and school diversity. Topics included Powell’s methods of decision-making, his influence on…

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    Brown v. Board of Education, Morning Session

    Participants talked about the legacy of the decision in Brown v. Board of Education on the 50th anniversary of the landmark case. Among the topics they addressed were the state of race…

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    College Admission Policies

    Professor Guinier talked about college admissions and considering race in the process. She also talked about access to public and private institutions on a socio-economic…

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    Urban Education: Crisis Panel

    As part of the Detroit Educational Summit, panelists talked about problems impacting urban areas and the role of community leaders in addressing the issues. Among the topics they…

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    America and the Courts

    America and the Courts will feature Professor Guinier’s March 16 speech at the University of San Francisco Law Review Symposium where she talked about changes in race, gender and…

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    Book Discussion on The Miner's Canary

    Ms. Guinier discussed the ideas outlined in her book The Miner’s Canary, published by Harvard University Press. Along with her co-author, Gerald Torres, Guinier uses the…

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    Black America's Vision, Morning Session

    In a forum titled, “Where Do We Go From Here?: Chaos or Community?  Black America’s Vision for Healing, Harmony and Higher Ground,” black leaders talked about…

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    State of the Black Union 2001, Part 1

    In a forum on the state of black America designed to present a public think tank that will analyze the critical challenges facing the African-American community, panelists talked about the…

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    Democratic Policy Town Hall Meeting

    Prominent liberal politicians and intellectuals discussed the Democratic party platform. They disagreed with the trend of Democratic leaders to move towards the center. They…

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    The Twentieth Century

    The panelists discussed the events of the century and how America has evolved over the course of time. They discussed various issues of local and national concern, the economy, and…

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    Civil Rights Legacy

    As part of the Festival of Books, a panel of authors discussed the past, present and future of civil rights in the U.S. The festival was sponsored by the Los Angeles Times and is an annual…

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    Government and Public Behavior

    Former Senator Bradley talked about the government’s role in influencing public behavior and the role of money in influencing politicians and lawmakers. He also outlined the…

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    Campaign Promises and Policy Reforms

    Ms. Attkisson talked specifically about campaign promises of welfare reform and the positive results so far of last year’s welfare reform legislation. The panel discussed…

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    Race and the Law

    Professor Ogletree moderated this panel discussion on race and the law among judges, law professors and attorneys. They examined a wide range of issues, including the racial injustice…

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    Affirmative Action

    Professor Guinier, whom President Clinton nominated and later withdrew as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, spoke about the need for reframing the debate over affirmative action…

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