RACE POL is a discussion list sponsored by the Section on Race, Ethnicity and Politics of the American Political Science Association. The list exists to facilitate communication among political scientists and other scholars who share an interest in race, ethnicity and political power. Messages to the list include, among other topics, discussions of issues in racial and ethnic politics, requests for citations and sources, book reviews and new book announcements, information about graduate programs, job announcements, notices of upcoming conferences and meetings, and reports from the Section on Race, Ethnicity and Politics.
RACE POL is a moderated list, intended primarily for faculty and graduate students in political science and related disciplines, but open to all others with an interest in the topic. Our charter from the Section on Race, Ethnicity and Politics authorizes use of this list, first and foremost, as a resource for scholarly interchange. Other uses of the list (i.e., private communication, partisan commentary, political announcements, etc.) are allowed as a courtesy and, in the interest of free speech, are protected by the list moderator so long as such uses do not interfere with our main purpose of serving as a forum for the exchange of knowledge in our field and profession.
The list works best when each contributor adheres to our Section's tradition of courtesy, professionalism and scholarship. Discussions can be intense, but postings should always be respectful. For those interested in combative or polemical discourse, there are many other newsgroups available. All subscribers are expected to accept and abide by these standards of scholarly exchange.
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