Dowling College To Host Lecture On “Race-Conscious Affirmative Action”
OAKDALE, NY – In celebration of Dowling College’s Annual Theme on the topic of “Diversity” Dr. Donald Beahm, Associate Professor of Political Science, will present “Race-Conscious Affirmative Action” on Tuesday, October 14th at 2:30 p.m. in the Fortunoff Hall Hunt Room at the historic Rudolph Campus in Oakdale. This event is free and open to the public.
Affirmative action has come to be one of the most controversial issues of the last forty years. This presentation will focus on Supreme Court rulings that pertain primarily to race-conscious affirmative action. The consideration of race as it relates to employment decisions, admission to graduate and professional schools, and the awarding of governmental
contracts, to name a few, has lead to a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding about what affirmative action was meant to accomplish. Mischaracterization of Supreme Court rulings by public officials often has lead to further mystification on the part of the public regarding affirmative action. This examination of affirmative action will not only discuss where Court doctrine has taken us in the past, but it will also explore where it might lead us in the future.
About Dowling College
Dowling College is an independent, coeducational college that serves more than 6,500 students at its historic Rudolph Campus on the banks of the Connetquot River in Oakdale, NY, and the 105-acre Brookhaven Campus in eastern Long Island and a business center located near the Nassau-Suffolk border in Melville. Dowling offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in several disciplines through its four schools: Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Education.