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UF Forum Explores “A Series of Unfortunate Events? A Look at Race”

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A series of several high-profile incidents in recent months—from Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic meltdown to more serious cases involving the fatal undercover police killings of groom-to-be Sean Bell and an 88-year-old grandmother, Kathryn Johnston—have again brought attention to the subject of racial issues and will serve as the launching point for discussion at a forum […]

Environmental Policy Expert to Speak on ‘Racial Ecology’ of Hurricane Katrina

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Katrina killed hundreds of people and demolished much of New Orleans, but environmental policy expert Sheila Foster says the disaster is just one symptom of a much larger problem. Foster, a professor of law at Fordham University, says America’s cities are shaped in way that divides people by color and class […]

UF professor examines role of race, fame in public scandals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How did O.J. Simpson – hardly an activist on black issues before his arrest – become a hero to some in the black community after being charged with murder? Why were blacks willing to vote for former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry after he was convicted of drug charges? And why is […]

UF Research Confirms Importance of Race, Ethnicity, Gender in Law Schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – New research by two University of Florida Levin College of Law faculty confirms race, ethnicity and gender significantly affect students’ law school experiences but that there still exists “an inegalitarian culture in legal education.” A survey of the student body, performed in November of 2001, led the UF researchers to examine how […]

New Book by UFLaw Professor Discusses How Race, Racism Impact Criminal Justice System

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A new book by University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown now in national distribution argues that “underground codes” used to discuss crime and race subtly connects Blackness with deviance, thus reinforcing stereotypes of crime and criminality. Underground Codes – Race, Crime and Related Fires by Russell-Brown, director of […]

Race, Race Relations Recommendations Subject of National UF Law Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla. * Select academicians and community activists from across the country will join with their peers from the University of Florida and the Levin College of Law to discuss perspectives and recommendations on race and race relations at a two-day conference here in March. Keynote speaker during the March 21-22 event will be Randall […]