Dean Johnson's Conference Address Draws Coverage in Diverse
Dean Kevin R. Johnson's presentation at the Georgetown Law Journal 2010 Symposium on "Post-racialism in American Law and Lawyering" drew coverage from Diverse magazine, which ran an article on the symposium including comments from the Dean on March 29.
Dean Johnson was at the symposium to present his article "How Racial Profiling in America Became the Law of the Land: United States v. Brignoni-Ponce and Whren v. United States and the Need for Truly Rebellious Lawyering" at the symposium. In the Diverse article, he is critical of "post-racialism," which is defined as a belief that the attainment of racial progress signals the end of relevance of race in public policy.
"Race is parcel to all American life," states Dean Johnson, noting that some contemporary court decisions have reinforced post-racialist beliefs by rolling back civil rights, particularly with regard to immigration.
Dean Johnson's presentation also drew coverage in "BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times."
Kevin R. Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o studies at UC Davis School of Law. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of immigration law and policy, refugee law, and civil rights.
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