Sociologist John Skrentny to speak on race in the workplace

Skrentny (courtesy of UC-SD)

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 says race shouldn’t be a factor in the workplace, it has been used as everything from a job qualification to a strategy to increase workplace dynamism, says author John Skrentny in his book After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace.

Skrentny, professor of sociology at the University of California-San Diego, will speak about race in the workplace 4 p.m. Oct. 25 in Flynn Auditorium at Vanderbilt Law School.

The talk, part of a larger private conference taking place at Vanderbilt, is free and open to the public. A reception will be held before the talk, at 3:15 p.m., outside Flynn Auditorium.

Skrentny’s research focuses on law, politics and access to employment, as well as comparative analysis of immigration policy.