Seminar in Comparative Inequality

L770 is taught by K. Brown

This Seminar will focus on forms of inequality based on immutable and unchosen characteristics throughout the world. However, due to the limitations of time this time the Seminar will primarily focus on English speaking countries and will compare various forms of inequality based on concepts of race/ethnicity/caste that exist in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and India with those of the United States. In addition, it will look at the legal policies and practices instituted in these societies to attenuate the continuing effects of these forms of oppression. Students will be expected to write and present a research paper that compares the basic legal treatment by the United States of discrimination based on race/ethnicity with that of one of the other countries.