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Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies

12th Annual Ray Warren Symposium

November 11-13, 2015 

High-stakes testing. Racial disparities in disciplinary practices. Inequity of resource allocation.  Affirmative action.  These are some of the most contentious issues in education.

What we learn and how we learn it are fundamental to the success of individuals, institutions, and societies.  What are the goals of education and how do ideas of race and ethnicity factor into the realization of these goals?  How are ideologies and experiences of race and ethnicity crucial to the key debates and controversies within the broad field of education?  These questions are central to the 12th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies. Through an examination of institutions as well as individual experiences, and by considering the historically racialized and colonial past of education, we hope to explore the relationship of race and ethnicity to education today.

 Student Co-Chairs:  Erin Banks ’16, Hannah Swernoff ’16, and Ryan Seed ’17

  •  Check out the Facebook page for more photos and discussion of the symposium.
  • Watch the video of the keynote debate from Wednesday, November 11, 2015: What Should Be the Role of Affirmative Action in Higher Education Admissions? Featuring Randall L. Kennedy, distinguished legal scholar, and Linda Chavez, author and political commentator. 

Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies

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