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Telluride Association Summer Program 2022-- Race and the Limits of Law in America

This course examines how law has served as a primary battleground in struggles for racial justice in the United States, and how law sometimes turns out to be inadequate. The stories of lives defined by race often cannot be contained in the law.

Scholarly or Popular?

Sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're looking at a scholarly or popular publication.  Here are some tips for distinguishing between the two:




 Original research presented with evidence,   critical arguments, and other material.   Discussion includes personal opinions,   and typically focuses on material for   entertainment or leisure.


 Author's credentials are given, usually a scholar   with subject expertise.  Author may or may not be named; often a professional writer; may or may not have subject expertise.


 Editorial board is listed on cover or near the   Table of Contents. It is noted that articles are   refereed by peer reviewers.  No editors listed and no referee process   described.


 Scholars, researchers, students.  General public; the interested non-   specialist.


 May use specialized terminology.

 Vocabulary in general usage;   understandable to most readers.


 Required. All quotes and facts can be verified; sources are cited.  Rare. Little, if any, information about   sources.


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