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PSCI 217 Public Policy and Black Communities: Education, Poverty, Affirmative Action, and Crime

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  • Spring 2023
    Alexander Moon
    Spring 2023 — MWF 11:50 - 12:40

    This course examines some of the major public policy issues affecting the Black community. We begin with a survey of the public policy making process at the local and federal levels. The rest of the course deals with the specific groups, conflicts, institutions, and structural constraints governing the formation of public policy in the areas of education, poverty, affirmative action, and crime. We will ask questions about the origin and nature of the problems in these areas, the explanations of why some policies and not others have been adopted, and the strengths and weaknesses of competing policy solutions.