Law, Policy and the Black Lives Matter Movement (CD or SA)

Subject associations
SPI 395 / GSS 436 / AAS 390
Spring 2021
Lynda G. Dodd
Registrar description

This course will explore the relationship between social movements and legal/policy reforms and critically assess the scope and limits of the 1960s-era civil rights laws through an examination of the following legal and policy issues that Black Lives Matter activists have pushed to the center stage of local and national policy debates: policing; mass incarceration; the role of prosecutors; protests and surveillance; labor, work, and wealth; education reform and school discipline; health care reform and access; housing and environmental conditions; and voting rights.

AAS Subfield