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Race, Ethnicity, and Identity

In the United States and in nearly every other country across the world, race and ethnicity are central to political and social structures. Understanding politics requires appreciating the enduring power of racial, caste, ethnic, gender, class, and national identities. This track examines patterns of discrimination in multiple contexts, the impact of these identities on politics and policymaking, and avenues for political expression and empowerment.