Racism and the U.S. Law: Historical Treatment of Peoples of Color
General Catalog Course Title:
Racism and the U.S. Law: Historical Treatment of Peoples of Color
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Summer 2012
Course Thread: 
Human Rights
Course Thread: 
Law & Humanities
Instructor: 
Fleming, Thomas

Intensive histori-legal survey of racism in the United States, exploring the legal antecedents of the country's contemporary stratified society, and emphasizing the role of law as a social policy instrument. Readings and lectures will investigate the prevailing legal currency of racism in the United States through an examination of the country's formative legal documents and the consequent effects of a myriad of judicial decisions on peoples of color.

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