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  • In Depth Lani Guinier
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    In Depth with Lani Guinier

    Lani Guinier spoke about her life and career. Ms. Guinier is a professor at Harvard Law School and a former special assistant at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and former…

  • Civil and Human Rights Themes in Dr Seuss emThe Sneetchesem and emYertle the Turtleem
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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 literacy, and Dr.…

  • Race and College Admissions
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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…

  • Anita Hill Testimony 20 Years Later
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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 Thomas…

  • Centennial of Thurgood Marshall
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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 Court. Juan Williams…

  • State of the Black Union 2009 Afternoon Session
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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 answer session…

  • emBrown v Board of Educationem Morning Session
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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…

  • Diversity in Higher Education
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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 court decisions,…

  • emThe Tyranny of the Majorityem
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    The Tyranny of the Majority

    Professor Guinier spoke about her new book The Tyranny of the Majority in which she outlines her views on race relations in the U.S. She was nominated to the post of Civil Rights attorney for the…

  • Assistant Attorney General Nomination
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    Assistant Attorney General Nomination

    Ms. Guinier spoke to reporters on the morning after President Clinton announcing he had withdrawn her name from nomination for the position of Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in…

  • College Admission Policies
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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 basis. Following…

  • The Twentieth Century
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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 changing…

  • Urban Education Crisis Panel
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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 addressed…

  • emThe Miners Canaryem
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    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 example of a canary…

  • America and the Courts
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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 power at…

  • Black Americas Vision Morning Session
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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 African-American issues since…

  • State of the Black Union 2001 Part 1
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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…

  • Democratic Policy Town Hall Meeting
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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 also outlined…

  • Civil Rights Legacy
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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 event.…

  • Government and Public Behavior
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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 differences…

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