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Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance

National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington DC,

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00am - 12:00pm

Even as society progresses, it is invariably influenced by history, both recent and distant. Racial and cultural prejudices are often best understood in this context. Join the Standing Panel on Social Equity in Governance as we have Academy Fellow Tom Stanton lead a discussion of how the legacy of British colonialism has shaped U.S. race relations. British rule brought large numbers of white settlers and African slaves to North America to create a stratified “plural society.” Colonial rule created plural societies in many other countries too, causing major ethnic conflicts around the world. Today’s conflict between Burmese and Rohingya, for example, traces back to British imperialism. While progress is uneven, the U.S. is much farther along than other former colonies in overcoming barriers of a plural society. Understanding American historical developments since colonial times is essential for understanding the contours of social equity in our society and for public administration today.

Please RSVP using the Event Registration panel to the side. Should you want to join by phone, please RSVP to Elijah Evans, eevans@napawash.org

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