Please join us for a reception with Tanya Katerí Hernández, internationally recognized comparative race law expert and alumna of Brown University and Yale Law School. The reception will be followed by a reading from her latest book Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination.
5:30 PM – Reception with light refreshments
7:00 PM – Reading by Tanya Katerí Hernández
ABOUT THE READING
Tanya Katerí Hernández explores the question of how to pursue racial equality in a growing multiracial world. The growth of a mixed-race population has lead some commentators to proclaim that multiracial discrimination is distinct in nature from the racial discrimination that non-multiracial persons experience, and that as a consequence a whole new approach to civil rights law is required. Hernández describes her own experience as a mixed-race person and then shares how she tracked down the court case narratives of multiracial discrimination and the story of racial privilege they revealed. The stories she uncovered convey how the tale of why multiracial discrimination is thought to challenge traditional understandings of civil rights law has much to teach us about how to move towards a more egalitarian society
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