HOT OFF THE PRESS: Law-Related Book Talks Given by the Author
Please join us for a lunchtime book talk with Andrea Flynn and Dorian T. Warren, to discuss The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy.
From Cambridge University Press: "Why do black families own less than white families? Why does school segregation persist decades after Brown v. Board of Education? Why is it harder for black adults to vote than for white adults? Will addressing economic inequality solve racial and gender inequality as well? This book answers all of these questions and more by revealing the hidden rules of race that create barriers to inclusion today. While many Americans are familiar with the histories of slavery and Jim Crow, we often don't understand how the rules of those eras undergird today's economy, reproducing the same racial inequities 150 years after the end of slavery and 50 years after the banning of Jim Crow segregation laws. This book shows how the fight for racial equity has been one of progress and retrenchment, a constant push and pull for inclusion over exclusion. By understanding how our economic and racial rules work together, we can write better rules to finally address inequality in America."
Members of the University community receive priority; members of the public are welcome if space is available. RSVP needed for Lunch.
A book sale and signing will follow the talk.
Andrea Flynn is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where she researches and writes about issues that impact women and families. She worked with the Open Society Foundations and the Namibia Women’s Health Network to examine human rights issues facing women living with HIV/AIDS and with the Council on Foreign Relations to propose greater investments in reproductive health care in U.S. foreign policy. She has written for numerous media outlets that examine policy issues. She received her MPA and MPH from Columbia University, and her BA in journalism and women’s studies from Syracuse University.
Dorian Warren is president of the Center for Community Change Action (CCCA) and vice-president of the Center for Community Change (CCC). He is also a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. A progressive scholar, organizer and media personality, Warren has worked to advance racial, economic and social justice for over two decades. He has taught at the University of Chicago and Columbia University, been a contributor and host on MSNBC, and appeared regularly as a commentator on social issues on television and radio. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.