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Spring 2023 Seminar

Law and the Legal System through the Lens of Latinx/a/o Communities

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This seminar will examine the law and the construction of race/national origin, as well as the intersection of LatinX/a/o narratives with gender, immigration status, language, color, labor organizing, gender identity and sexual orientation, and property.

The class will include materials relating to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the political status of Puerto Rico and the territories, immigration status, language discrimination, harassment of immigrant women, educational and housing segregation, the criminal justice system, colorism, as well as comparative materials relating to other communities-of-color. It will also, in part, draw upon insights from literature, as well as post-colonialism, critical race theory, and the black-white binary.