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POSTPONED - Genetic Race? An Exploration of Ancestry Testing and Racial Identity

Mellon Sawyer Series spring schedule
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Trina Jones, Duke University School of Law
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Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series

Can genetics determine race? This presentation introduces the concept of "DNA-based race" by considering ways in which DNA ancestry tests may affect contemporary understandings of racial identity. It will look at and address three separate legal contexts: (1) employment discrimination, (2) diversity initiatives, and (3) citizenship.

Contact: Yana Lowry