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MCI 107: The Case for Race

Since the adoption of the US Constitution, lawmakers have proclaimed equality and freedom for all. Why have the courts not enforced this basic premise? This one-credit course will explore this question by the lenses of salient race-based legal decisions – including Dred Scott v. Sanford, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas – that guide how our society, its institutions, and individuals regard, think about, and even act towards others every day.