40th Anniversary Policy Series Event: Racial Equity & Federal Policy

March 10, 2011

Race is everywhere in America, yet often missing in policy conversations. "Why is it divisive to focus on race-specific programs or talk about race? The stock explanation is that race does not matter. But even if race does not matter, why is such an approach seen as divisive?" This and many other questions about race and policy are explored in Postracialism or Targeted Universalism, a paper by john a. powell, the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University.

mr. powell will be one of the featured speakers Thursday, March 10, at 2 p.m., during a CLASP-sponsored forum on racial equity and federal policy. This discussion is particularly timely given the current policy climate. The event is part of CLASP's 40th anniversary policy series, Policy and Promise for Low-Income People in America.

This event will be held at CLASP (1200 18th Street NW, Ste 200, Washington,  D.C. 20036).

Speakers include:

  • Professor john a. powell, Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. Read bio >
  • Wade Henderson, Esq., President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Read bio >>
  • Algernon Austin, Ph.D., Director of the Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy program at Economic Policy Institute. Read bio >>

  • Linda Harris, Director of Youth Policy at CLASP. Read bio >>


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