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  • Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform
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    Criminal Justice and Race

    Community advocacy groups and law enforcement officials talked about over-criminalization and the effect of mass incarceration on African-American communities and ways to reform policing practices in…

  • Discussion on US Incarceration Rates
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    U.S. Incarceration Rates

    Panelists talked about a National Academy of Sciences report on the origins and effects of growing incarceration rates in the U.S. According to the report, the increase in incarceration…

  • Discussion on Social Changes of the 1970s
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    Social Changes of the 1970s

    Panelists talked about the social changes of the 1970s, including the effects of Watergate and the Vietnam War, as well as the rise in divorce rates and drug incarceration. They spoke at…

  • Discussion on Historical Perspectives on Ferguson Missouri
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    Understanding the Ferguson Protests

    Historians talked about the history of race relations in Ferguson, Missouri, and methods for teaching about race and protest. They also discussed the historical relationship between racial…