Tag Archives: Civil Rights

From Protest to Power

Steven Lawson, the author of Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941, reviews the civil rights movement and the emergence of black politicians from World War II until the late 1980s. At the time of this interview, … Continue reading

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Philosophy and Public Policy

Tom Regan comments on the role of philosophy in the public discussion of and policy making about animal rights in America. At [6:20], Michael Bayles and Larry Temkin exchange ideas on the philosophical basis of equality in public policy. What contribution … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Life and Legacy

In recognition of Black History Month, February 1985, David Garrow and David Levering Lewis, who are biographers of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., discuss his life and legacy. King’s personal ministry and social activism ended with his assassination in Memphis … Continue reading

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Philosophy and Public Policy, Part 7 of 7: Professional Ethics, Civil Rights, and Affirmative Action

John Caldwell and David Moore comment on distinctions between higher education and university life in England and the United States. They address questions of national standards and admissions selectivity, as well as the process by which universities are established, funded, and accredited in … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court and Limits of Judicial Power

John Agresto talks about constitutional democracy and the United States Supreme Court. He juxtaposes the influence of the Court–an institution he views as the most powerful in the country–with its “disquieting” history of errors in judgment and policy. He also … Continue reading

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