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"Place not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America"


Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Please join HBAS-DC for a discussion with Sheryll Cashin about her new book Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America. We will discuss the themes and ideas presented in Place, not Race particularly in light of the Supreme Court's recent ruling to uphold Michigan's affirmative action ban. Professor Cashin will speak about her book and her research, and will answer questions from attendees.

In her book, Professor Cashin argues that affirmative action as currently practiced does not help the most truly disadvantaged and deserving people. She proposes that using "place" rather than "race" in admissions will still address structural disadvantages that affect many underserved children of color, while offering the possibility of moving past racial resentment that affirmative action may induce. See Professor Cashin on ABC This Week as George Stephanopoulos asks about her book and the recent Supreme Court ruling (the full discussion and story can be found here).

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Sheryll Cashin is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a Professor at Georgetown Law, and the daughter of civil rights activists. In addition to Place, Not Race, Professor Cashin has also published two other books: The Failures of Integration: How Race and Class are Undermining the American Dream, as well as The Agitator's Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family. Professor Cashin is also a frequent TV and radio commentator, and has appeared on NPR All Things Considered, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Newshour With Jim Lehrer, The Diane Rehm Show, ABC News, BET, CNN, and various local programs.

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Hogan Lovells US LLP
555 13th St NW
Courtroom-Litigation Center (Basement Level)
Washington, DC 20004

Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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The Harvard Black Alumni Society is an organization dedicated to building and strengthening the Harvard black alumni community. Membership in the Harvard Black Alumni Society is open to all degree holders of Harvard University.

HBAS-DC is the Harvard Black Alumni Society DC Chapter, serving the community of Harvard's black alumni/ae in the Washington, DC metro area.

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