When Affirmative Action Was White: Public Policy Panel

The Institute for Research in African-American Studies held a symposium to discuss Professor Ira Katznelson’s book When Affirmative Action… read more

The Institute for Research in African-American Studies held a symposium to discuss Professor Ira Katznelson’s book When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth Century America, published by W. W. Norton and Company. The author argues that modern racial inequality in America grew from government policies enacted during the 1930s and 1940s intended to impede the socioeconomic progression of African-Americans.

Members of the second panel discussed the modern public policy effects of affirmative action. Farah Griffin moderated the discussion. Following the panel, participants responded to questions from members of the audience.

Cornel West is the author of Race Matters, published by Vintage. Luke C. Harris is the author of The Meaning of Equality in Post-Apartheid America and co-founder of the African American Policy Forum. close

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New York, New York, United States
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Oct 22, 2005 | 1:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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