San Diego: Lecture & Reception with Professor Richard Thompson Ford
November 14, 2011 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Is the blowback from America's legislative approach to ending racism actually fostering more racism? In his bombshell expose, The Race Card, Richard Thompson Ford, George E. Osborne Professor of Law, and widely acknowledged as one of the most insightful writers on race relations and legal issues in America today, showed the effect of civil rights laws on real and perceived racist acts. Now he offers a new, provocative critique of those important laws in Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality, showing how they often fail us. Ford argues that equal rights laws are effective in addressing overt racism, but do little to address pressing social problems such as segregation and employment disparity. Ford's analysis is entertaining, humorous, unapologetic, and likely to draw praise and ire from both ends of the political spectrum.
The lecture is scheduled from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Please pay at the door and mention that you are a Stanford alum to receive the $20 discounted price.
The private reception is scheduled from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend the reception, but advanced registration is required.