“Thoughts on Reconstruction, Imperialism, and the Unfortunate Case of Puerto Rico” by Luis Fuentes-Rohwer
December 7, 4:00pm
IMU Maple Room
CRRES Speaker Series presents a lecture with Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Professor of Law and Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow at IU’s Maurer School of Law.
Puerto Rico is in the middle of a historic bankruptcy, yet unable to enter into traditional bankruptcy protection. Puerto Rico is in the middle of a historic rebuilding process post Hurricane Maria, yet, according to President Trump, relief workers will not stay on the island “forever.” This talk will make sense of this unfortunate condition, both as a question of US constitutional law as well as the racial identity of those who live on the island. For, make no mistake, the question of Puerto Rico is directly intertwined with the question of race at the heart of the American experiment. This talk is presented by the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society.
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