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  Frank Wu, NCORE 2004 (Miami) keynote speaker API Caucus   


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Frank H. Wu

We were privileged to have Professor Frank Wu as NCORE 2004 (Miami) keynote speaker. The title of his speech was "Toward a Diverse Democracy: Affirmative Action and the Future of Racial Justice."

Background Information

Frank Wu was Professor of Law at Howard University and also an adjunct at Columbia University. He was a visiting professor at University of Michigan in 2002-03 where he received the Teacher of the Year award from the Black Law Students Alliance. Frank Wu has written more than 200 articles which have appeared on such periodicals as the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Baltimore Sun, Chronicle of Higher Education, National Law Journal, and Asian Week. Wu serves on the Board of Trustees of Gallaudet University.

He was appointed by the D.C. Court of Appeals to its Board of Professional Responsibility, which adjudicates attorney discipline matters. In 2003. Frank Wu was appointed by Mayor Anthony Williams as Chair of the D.C. Human Rights Commission for 2001 to 2002. His media appearances include the Oprah Winfrey show, Now with Bill Moyers, Lehrer Newshour, O’Reilly Factor on Fox, Book Notes with Brian Lamb, Talk Back Live on CNN, BET, BBC Radio, NPR, and Voice of America. He also has hosted episodes of the “Asian America” PBS-syndicated television show. Wu testified as an expert witness in the University of Michigan Affirmative Action litigation.

Professor Wu signed his book Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White (2002) at the conference. Since July 2004, Professor Wu has been the law school dean at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.