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Race Relations in America

December 4, 2017 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


According to Gallup, race relations are far lower today than they were in the early 2000s. In fact, race relations hit an all-time low in 2015. How do we understand what is happening to race relations in America? How do we navigate these complexities and remain united as Americans? How does the public square engage with the messages from groups like Black Lives Matter and the Alt-Right?

Dr. Carol Swain, author of the books: The New White Nationalism in America, Race Versus Class, and Black Faces, Black Interests, will help explore these important issues.

A black conservative, Dr. Swain has been unfairly smeared by the liberal Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as an “apologist for white supremacists.”

From high school dropout and teenage mother to highly accomplished university professor and public intellectual, Dr. Carol M. Swain is passionate about empowering others to confidently raise their voices in the public square. Dr. Swain’s education and experiences make her a credible and powerful force for change in today’s social and political climate where conservatives are intimidated to champion an often-unpopular message.

Monday, December 4, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Colorado Christian University
Leprino Hall 170
180 S. Garrison St.
Lakewood, CO 80226

About Carol Swain:

Dr. Carol M. Swain is an award-winning political scientist, a former professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, and a lifetime member of the James Madison Society, an international community of scholars affiliated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.

Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Dr. Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Swain is passionate about empowering others to raise their voices in the public square. She is an author, public speaker, and political commentator.

Dr. Swain is the author or editor of eight books. Her first book, Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress (Harvard University Press, 1993, 1995), won the Woodrow Wilson prize for the best book published in the U. S. on government, politics or international affairs in 1994, and was cited by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in Johnson v. DeGrandy, 512 U.S. 997 (1994) and by Justice Sandra Day O’ Connor in Georgia v. Ashcroft, 539 U.S. (2003). In addition, Cambridge University Press nominated her book, The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration, for a Pulitzer Prize. Her latest co-authored book is Abduction: How Liberalism Steals the Hearts and Minds of Our Children (Christian Faith Publishing, 2016, co-author Steve Feazel)

Dr. Swain has served on the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a foundation member of the Virginia Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

For a full biography, visit Dr. Swain’s website.


December 4, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Centennial Institute


Leprino Hall 170
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226 United States
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