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Frank Wu      

Law Professor, Author of "Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White"

Frank H. Wu is an American law professor and author who currently serves as a Distinguished Professor at UC Hastings. He previously served as Chancellor & Dean, receiving unanimous and early renewal for a second term. In November 2015, he announced he would return to teaching.

He was the first Asian American professor to teach at Howard Law School, as well as the first Asian American to serve as dean of Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan. Wu is the author of "Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White". Wu has appeared as a character in "Asian America: The Movement and the Moment".

In addition, Wu received the largest grant issued by the federal Civil Liberties and Public Education Fund, to co-author "Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese Internment." He has contributed to Fanfare Magazine, reviews for, and often publishes in various law reviews, newspapers, and online journals.

He maintains a blog with the Huffington Post and writes as part of the LinkedIn Influencers program. He has published an op-ed article "Why Vincent Chin Matters" in The New York Times and is currently writing a follow-up book to Yellow about the Vincent Chin case. Wu has appeared in Investigation Discovery's televised documentary program "Fatal Encounters" discussing the events and background of the Vincent Chin case.

Speech Topics

Coalition Building

Wu presents an approach for coalition among communities of color and progressive groups, to realize the goals of a diverse democracy.

Affirmative Action

Wu discusses the current law and policies governing affirmative action and the best practices for recruitment and retention of minorities and women in higher education and the workplace.

Civil Rights and Diversity

In this keynote presentation, Wu offers a new paradigm for civil rights, beyond the literal and figurative black and white. Using history, social science, contemporary news, popular culture, anecdotes, and humor, he challenges the audience to make good on the promise of a diverse democracy.

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White


Why I care about the Chinese -

By Frank H. Wu July 25, 2019 Updated: July 27, 2019 9:48 a.m..

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