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2018-19 Critical Race Theory Brown Bag Lunch Series

The U-M Ford School of Public Policy and Michigan Law School are co-sponsoring a Critical Race Theory (CRT) Brown Bag Lunch Series for graduate and professional students during the 2018-19 academic year. The series will use CRT to foster a dialogue on important issues of U.S. public policy ranging from activism to the gentrification of physical spaces to inequalities in health and health care. Each session will focus on an optional reading and large and small group dialogue will be facilitated by a faculty discussant. Students are encouraged, though not required, to attend as many sessions as possible.

 


A Primer - Critical Race Theory and Public Policy

September 14, 2018
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Betty Ford Auditorium, Weill Hall 1110

Readings:

Hiraldo, P. (2010). The role of critical race theory in higher education. The Vermont Connection, 31(1), 7.

Ladson-Billings, G. 2013. “Critical race theory - What it is not!.” In M. Lynn and A. Dixson (Eds.), The handbook of critical race theory in education (pp. 34-47). New York, NY: Routledge.


Activism and Sports

October 5, 2018
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Betty Ford Auditorium, Weill Hall 1110

Reading:

Intravia, J., Piquero, A., & Piquero, N. (2018). The racial divide surrounding United States of America national anthem protests in the National Football League. Deviant Behavior, 39(8), 1058-1068.


Big Data, Incivility, and Social Media

November 2, 2018
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Betty Ford Auditorium, Weill Hall 1110

Reading:

Hopp, T., & Vargo, C. (2017). Does negative campaign advertising stimulate uncivil communication on social media? Measuring audience response using big data. Computers in Human Behavior, 68, 368-377.


Civil Rights and Mass Incarceration

January 11, 2019
Time and Location TBD

Reading:

Pettit, B., & Sykes, B. (2015). Civil rights legislation and legalized exclusion: Mass incarceration and the masking of inequality. In Sociological Forum (Vol. 30, No. S1, pp. 589-611).


Measuring Racism and Neighborhood Effects

February 1, 2019
Time and Location TBD

Reading:

Hwang, J. (2015). Gentrification in changing cities: Immigration, new diversity, and racial inequality in neighborhood renewal. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 660(1), 319-340.


Race, Class, and Health Inequities

March 15, 2019
Time and Location TBD

Reading:

Williams, D., Priest, N., & Anderson, N. (2016). Understanding associations between Race, Socioeconomic Status and Health: Patterns and Prospects. Health psychology: official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, Health Psychology, 35(4), 407.