Monday, Mar. 20 | Historical and present racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system
6:30 p.m. in Room 112
A discussion of presentism, path dependence and historical institutionalism vis-à-vis racial disparities in the United States' criminal justice system. The destruction of the American Indian justice system, the targeting of the Chinese and their opium dens, the connection between early marijuana laws and Hispanics and the politics behind the mass incarceration of minorities will be addressed. Audience questions and comments welcomed.