Law does not exist in a vacuum: AFAM student Angela Onwuachi-Willig, TEDxTalks

September 9, 2013

“Laws alone don’t promise equality, as Angela Onwuachi-Willig illustrates using the heartbreaking 1920’s court case case Rhinelander v. Rhinelander. Societal norms and expectations play an even larger role in shaping the daily experiences of people who face discrimination based on race, sex, ability, and more. Looking back at the
historic case, which tore apart an interracial marriage, can offer insights into how we can better foster equality today.