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Schooled: Race and Ethnicity in Education

February 08, 2016

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    Randall L. Kennedy
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    Linda Chavez

Recap: Warren Symposium

In November, Lewis & Clark hosted the 12th annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, titled Schooled: Race and Ethnicity in Education.

This year’s symposium explored issues related to how race intersects with an individual’s access to schools and learning as well as the goals of modern education. Attendees discussed topics such as education and the carceral state, the politics of language instruction, and student activism as a tool for transforming education. The symposium also showcased student research from numerous academic departments and majors.

The symposium included a keynote debate with Randall L. Kennedy, a distinguished legal scholar at Harvard Law School and the author of numerous books on race and the law, and Linda Chavez, the chair of the Center for Equal Opportunity, the nation’s only conservative think tank that focuses on issues of race and ethnicity.

Below: Video of Kennedy-Chavez debate.

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