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Race as an Election Issue - Richard Thompson Ford

Complete video at: Author and Stanford Law Professor Richard Thompson Ford examines the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, arguing that race, as an issue, has yet to be effectively addressed by either candidate. ----- According to Stanford University law professor Richard Thompson Ford, America's conversation about race is often overwhelmed by distractions. With Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy, Ford discusses his newest book, The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse. Milloy moderates a lively Q and A session - The Aspen Institute Richard Ford is the George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. An expert on civil rights and anti-discrimination law, his academic work focuses on the definition of political and legal boundaries as instruments of social regulation, and as cultural phenomena (with an emphasis on their racial and demographic implications). He is also interested in humanities and the law and the intersection of critical theory and the law. Previously, Ford was a Reginald Lewis Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School, a litigation associate with Morrison & Foerster, a housing policy consultant in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and commissioner of the San Francisco Housing Authority. He publishes regularly on civil rights, constitutional law, race relations, and antidiscrimination law, and he is the author of The Race Card: How Bluffing about Race Makes Race Relations Worse and Racial Culture: A Critique. Courtland Milloy is a Metro Columnist at the Washington Post. Courtland Milloy's column began in 1983 and deals primarily with issues that affect the lives of African Americans.
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