Affirmative Action: Past, Present, Future with Fred L Pincus, PhD

Fall 23

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Course Title: Affirmative Action: Past, Present, Future

Instructor: Fred L Pincus

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November 14, 2023 - December 05, 2023 (4 Sessions)  

Tuesday, 1 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Affirmative action has been widely misunderstood since its inception in 1965. This course will provide a history and description of affirmative action policies in college admissions, employment and small businesses. We will examine data on the impact of affirmative action on people of color and women as well as on whites and males. Finally, we will explore the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions. Ample time will be provided for discussion.


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ABOUT Fred Pincus

Fred L Pincus is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and the University of Maryland Baltimore County where he taught about race relations and diversity for 44 years. He is the author of Reverse Discrimination: Dismantling the Myth (2002); the essay “Affirmative Action: Not the Harsh Impact on Whites That Some Assume” in Impacts of Racism on White Americans in the Age of Trump (2021); Understanding Diversity: An Introduction, 3rd Edition (2021). He has taught courses at Osher (Towson) and the CCBC Senior Program.

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 Event Date
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
1:00pm EST

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
2:15pm EST

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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