Class Schedule

LSJ320: Law and Racism in America

LSJ320: Law and Racism in America - 4 Hours

Prerequisite: LSJ110

This course will examine the role of the law in both preserving and eliminating racial injustice in the United States from the inception and rise of slavery during the colonial period through the racial desegregation decision of the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) to modern day racial injustices. This course explores the nature of racism, its essential features and their relationship to legal, social, and economic practices in the United States.