Rutgers University, Newark, Experts Can Discuss Diverse Issues Impacting African Americans

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The official celebration of Black History Month lasts only a few weeks, but the concerns and interests of blacks in America are ongoing. Several faculty members at Rutgers University, Newark, are available this month — and all year long — to discuss topics related to the black experience in America.


BELINDA EDMONDSON, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark, specializes in both African and African American studies and literature.; 973/353-1586;



JAMES GOODMAN, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark, has expertise in race relations and politics, the history of ethnicity in the U.S., race and the law, the color line in history and literature, and the history of ethnicity in the U.S. in general. 973/353-3886;


JODY MILLER, School of Criminal Justice, researches how inequalities of gender, race, and class shape young women’s participation in crime and risks for victimization.; 973/353-1303;



JAMES POPE, School of Law-Newark, teaches and has written extensively about workers’ rights, constitutional law, and labor history; he can discuss the history of black unions, black workers and white unions, and efforts at cross-racial working class unity, as well as affirmative action.;  973-353-5979;


CLEMENT PRICE, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark, can discuss African American history and culture from the colonial period to the near present, and New Jersey African American history and race relations.;  973 353 5414;



BERYL SATTER, Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Newark,

has researched and written about housing discrimination and redlining in home sales.; 973/353-3900;


PENNY VENETIS, School of Law-Newark, can discuss a broad range of civil rights law issues, including how the first civil rights lawsuit for damages was won in 1961 — 90 years after passage of the statute allowing for such suits. ; 973/353-5687;


JEROME D. WILLIAMS, Rutgers Business School-Newark and  New Brunswick can discuss the multicultural marketing, consumer behavior within multicultural market segments, marketplace discrimination and retail redlining.; 973-353-3682;