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J.C. Salyer
J.C. Salyer
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology, Barnard College and Columbia University
A Lecture That Will Make You Want To Get Drunk: Socio-Economic Inequality In U.S. Society
A Lecture That Will Make You Want To Get Drunk: Socio-Economic Inequality In U.S. Society
Over recent decades, socio-economic inequality in the U.S. has grown, sharply dividing the haves and have-nots and reaching record levels not seen since the 1920s. The U.S. has higher economic inequality than other similar developed countries, and opportunities to move between socio-economic groups have been greatly reduced. This massive increase in socio-economic inequality coincides with a realignment of ideas about what sorts of rights and entitlements citizens can legitimately expect. In this lecture, Salyer will look at our new definition of social membership, and offer new ideas that may provide ways to acheive greater social justice in this country.
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Bio
J.C. Salyer is a lawyer and an anthropologist whose work focuses on law and society, immigration law, and social justice. He is the staff attorney for the Arab-American Family Support Center, a community-based organization in Brooklyn, and runs the organization’s immigration clinic. His research focuses on the legal formalism of deportation decisions and how the exclusion of social factors and personal history effect determinations of immigration status. In addition to his work on immigration, he received the William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellowship to work at the American Civil Liberties Union's National legal department, and was a staff attorney at the ACLU of New Jersey.