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Goluboff's Alternative Civil Rights History Reveals Remnants of Jim Crow Laws Today

Professor Risa Goluboff spoke at the Miller Center of Public Affairs Sept. 17 about her groundbreaking new book The Lost Promise of Civil Rights. She was inspired to write the piece to answer a lurking question: “Why does it seem that the Constitution is unable to respond to the racial inequalities that I see around me every day?” To answer this, she re-conceptualized the history of the civil rights movement and how that history affects the racial inequalities that still exist today.