Hamline Events

Race in the War on Poverty

Date: September 11, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: N/A
Contact: Jane Prince, 651-523-2338, jprince01@hamline.edu
Location: The Hamline Law Moot Court Room or by Live Webcast
Sponsor: N/A
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Fifty years after the ambitious launch of the so-called War on Poverty, public perceptions of anti-poverty programs have become deeply racialized. In the last quarter century in particular, both the formation and administration of anti-poverty programs have been shaped by racial (mis)perceptions and prejudices. This racialization of policy has had profound implications for our modern politics on the one hand, but most profoundly for the persistence of racial inequality on the other. Hamline University Sociology Professor Ryan Jerome LeCount will provide a review of recent research detailing the causes and consequences of these phenomena. Prospects for de-racialization of future anti-poverty policy will also be discussed.

Register to attend this program in the Hamline Law Moot Court Room or by Live Webcast by contacting Jane Prince.

One standard CLE credit has been sought.