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Monday, October 15, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Klarman Hall, Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, KG70
232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853
In “The Politics of Racial Justice and the New Calls for Reparations,” Michael Dawson will address the recent revival of calls for reparations by African-American activists working to overcome economic, political and social subordination. He will describe burdens to which they are responding, the case for and against reparations, and levels of opposition to the demand for reparations across racial and ethnic groups within the U.S., assessing the implications for politics in the U.S. and the pursuit of racial justice. John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, his influential writings on African-American political movements, solidarity and political action include Behind the Mule: Race and Class in African-American Politics (1994),Black Visions: The Roots of Contemporary African-American Political Ideologies (2001), Not in Our Lifetimes: The Future of Black Politics (2011), and Blacks In and Out of the Left: Past, Present, and Future ( 2013). His lecture is the second in the 2018-19 Ethics and Public Life series, “Politics and Justice in the Era of Donald Trump.”