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Baruch College Hosts Ackerman Series on Race and American Realities

Discussion with Harvard Professor of Sociology Lawrence D. Bobo, April 24

BoboNEW YORK, NY-April 16, 2012 With the election of Barack Obama in 2008, is America truly a post-racial society? The Center on Equality, Pluralism & Policy, Part of the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, will present “Post-Racial Dreams, American Realties: Does the Color Line Endure?,” featuring guest speaker Lawrence D. Bobo, a professor of sociology at Harvard University.

The lecture is part of the school’s Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality and Justice, which invites leading intellectuals and public figures to address major questions on equality and social justice. Professor Bobo will examine how identities, national politics, the growth of a black middle class, and the challenges faced by Hispanic and Asian Americans cast serious doubt on the idea that Americans are beyond race.

Lawrence D. Bobo is the W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. He holds appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Department of African and African American Studies. His research focuses on the intersection of social inequality, politics, and race.

The Center on Equality, Pluralism and Policy at Baruch College explores government, economic and social policies in our city, state and nation. The center’s primary objective is to examine the opportunities and barriers that face American citizens and non-citizens in a racially, ethnically and culturally diverse society.

WHAT: “Post-Racial Dreams, American Realties: Does the Color Line Endure?”

Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality and Justice

WHEN: April 24, 2012 from 5p.m 7:30p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College, Newman Vertical Campus,

55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-220



Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141,

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112,

Celene McDermott (646) 660-6134,


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