Special Topics in Law: U.S. Races and the Justice System - LAW 731

3 Hours

This 3-unit course (not a seminar) addresses the racial and legal history of the major racial groups in the U.S., including African Americans, American Indians, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Whites.  As well, the course includes competing definitions and understandings of race and racism; the legal system’s contribution to the construction of race; race, sexuality, and the family; race and popular culture; crime; racist and antiracist speech and expression; and responses to racism, including resistance, coalitions, and healing.