2019 Commencement Forum
The Promises and Perils of Diversity: A conversation between Jennifer Richeson ’94 and Tricia Rose
It is widely presumed that more diversity naturally expands racial understanding and equality. Jennifer Richeson’s award-winning research reveals a more complex picture. As society becomes more diverse, Professor Richeson finds, actual and projected increases in the racial and ethnic diversity of the nation engenders more racial tension, a rollback of various civil rights protections and ultimately the undermining of democracy. What forces are at work in generating these outcomes? How can we expand democracy in a multi-racial society and guarantee protections for all in a more diverse world? Join us for a dynamic conversation with Brown alum and one of the leading scholars on this issue.
- Jennifer Richeson ’94, Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University
- Tricia Rose AM’87 PhD’93, P’14, director, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America; Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies