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Stanford Law Professor To Address U.S. Race Relations

Publication Date: 
November 04, 2008

According to, Professor Richard Thompson Ford will deliver the annual W. Allison Davis '24 and John A. Davis '33 Lecture "Race Relations in the USA" at Williams College on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m.:

Specializing in civil rights and anti-discrimination law, Ford has distinguished himself as an insightful voice and compelling writer on questions of race and multiculturalism.

Ford's recent book, "The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse," was published in January 2008 and he is the author of "Racial Culture: A Critique" (2005).

In reviewing "The Race Card" in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Carlo Romano answered the question "Does Ford believe racism no longer exists in American society?" "Not at all. Accusations of racism should be kept to such cases. But social problems that stem from multiple factors call for an eye on the big picture, not single-cause reductionism."