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Letter from the Director

September 1, 2015

More than 200 years into the modern experiment with democratic forms of rule, democratic aspirations continue to founder on the rocks of racial and ethnic hierarchies, and other patterns of domination constructed on social categorizations of difference. Meeting these challenges requires rigorous ethical reflection.

In the case of the U.S., fifty years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, African American disadvantage continues to be entrenched; Latino disadvantage, too, has emerged as a pressing problem as has a low level of political engagement among Asian Americans. In Europe, we are witnessing the . . . Read more

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