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PRRAC Symposia

We occasionally present a Symposium on an important and topical subject. We usually ask several social scientists and activists to submit their comments and, are happy to consider other, unsolicited commentaries from P&R readers. Comments and responses sometimes span multiple issues of the P&R newsletter.

  • "Intergenerational Impacts of Concentrated Poverty – What Can be Done?" See full text [14144]

  • "Perspectives on Critically Engaged Teaching and Race" [14142] See full text.

  • "Racial Equity and Opportunity in the Economic Stimulus" [11372] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Native Americans and Alaska Natives: The Forgotten Minority" [11365] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Tensions Among Minority Groups?" Comments on the results of a national media poll which points towards major tensions among minority groups. [11276] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Promoting School Diversity" Group of articles that discusses a proposal for creating incentives to make K-12 schools more diverse by convincing elite colleges to announce that applicants' prior education at a diverse school would count as an admissions plus. [10813] See full text.

  • "A Forum on Housing Mobility and Education: Improving the Transition to New Communities and Schools" [10758] See full text.

  • "Ending/Reducing Poverty: A Forum" [10644] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Structural Racism" [10203] See full text.

  • "Symposium: The Chicago Freedom Movement 40 Years Later" [9874] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Towards a Fair Health Movement" See full text. [13522]

  • "Symposium: The 'School to Prison Pipeline'" [9519] See full text.

  • "Symposium: A National Gautreaux Program" [9430] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Schools and the Achievement Gap" Richard Rothstein writes about the causes of educational disparities between poor and minority students compared to the white middle- and upper-class students. A selection of commentaries follow. [9334] See full text.

  • "Symposium: After Durban" A selection of commentaries on the August-September 2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa. [7825] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Socioeconomic School Integration Part Two" A further discussion of school integration issues. [8213] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Socioeconomic School Integration Part One" A selection of articles on school integration issues. [7827] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Is Integration Possible? Part Two" A continuation on the discussion of whether integration is really possible in the United States. [8199] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Is Integration Possible? Part One" A discussion of whether integration is really possible in the United States. [7836] See full text.

  • "Symposium: President Clinton's Race Initiative Part Four" A continuation of commentaries on the report from the Advisory Board to President Clinton's Race Initiative. [8197] See full text.

  • "Symposium: President Clinton's Race Initiative Part Three" A selection of commentaries on the report from the Advisory Board to President Clinton's Race Initiative. [7839] See full text.

  • "Symposium: President Clinton's Race Initiative Part Two" A continuation of the "Advice to the Advisory Board" of the President's Race Initiative began in the Nov/Dec 1997 issue. [8196] See full text.

  • "Symposium: President Clinton's Race Initiative Part One" A selection of recommendations to the Advisory Board to President Clinton's Race Intiative. [7842] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Is Racial Integration Essential to Achieving Quality Education for Low-Income Minority Students, In the Short Term? In the Long Term? Part Two" A further discussion on this important topic. [8212] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Is Racial Integration Essential to Achieving Quality Education for Low-Income Minority Students, In the Short Term? In the Long Term? Part One" A discussion about this important question. [8211] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Environmental Justice Part Two" The May/June P&R contained four case-studies, written by activists - from Michigan, Louisiana, New York and California - illustrating successful use of demographic data in community environmental struggles. The two articles below, by academics working in this area, provide a more general discussion of the issue. [8206] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Environmental Justice Part One" Four case-studies of successful fights by low-income minority communities (in Michigan, New York, California and Louisiana) against environmental hazards. [8203] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Affirmative Action Roundtable" The focus of this May/June issue of P&R is affirmative action. The news is far from good, as we all know. Rather than our usual practice of commissioning commentaries, we opted for excerpting already published pieces, since so much good writing has recently appeared on our side of the issue. [7841] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Racial/Ethnic Categories Part Three" A further discussion surrounding whether Racial/Ethnic categories matter in the United States, in many different arenas. [8202] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Racial/Ethnic Categories Part Two" A continuation of the discussion surrounding whether Racial/Ethnic categories matter in the United States, in many different arenas. [8201] See full text.

  • "Symposium: The Reparations Question Part Three" Some further comments on the discussion about proposals for reparations to the black community for the injustices of slavery. [8200] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Racial/Ethnic Categories Part One" A discussion surrounding whether Racial/Ethnic categories matter in the United States, in many different arenas. [7837] See full text.

  • "Symposium: The Reparations Question Part Two" A continuation of the discussion in the July/August 1994 issue about proposals for reparations to the black community for the injustices of slavery. [7835] See full text.

  • "Symposium: The Reparations Question Part One" A discussion of proposals for reparations to the black community for the injustices of slavery, and an alternative proposal. [7834] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Is Racism Permanent? Part Two" A continuation of the discussion of whether racism is permanent and how those involved in anti-racism work continue despite the depressing state of race relations in the United States. [8198] See full text.

  • "Symposium: Is Racism Permanent? Part One" A discussion of whether racism is permanent and how those involved in anti-racism work continue despite the depressing state of race relations in the United States. [7832] See full text.

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