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This year’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration will feature Richard T. Ford, the George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford University, engaging the future of racial justice and admissions in higher education. A leading expert on civil rights and antidiscrimination law, Professor Ford will articulate the crucial importance for society and for colleges and universities to advance racial justice and to improve access for historically marginalized communities to higher education. With the prospect that the Supreme Court of the United States may soon end current race-conscious admissions practices, Professor Ford will discuss how current legal notions of diversity have limited affirmative action and suggest new ways universities can advance racial justice and cultivate diverse and inclusive communities after affirmative action. Following the presentation, Sean Eversley Bradwell from Ithaca College will respond with questions and conversation.