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Distinguished Lecture Series hosts Riley of Wall Street Journal March 7

Boise State’s Institute for Advancing American Values and the Distinguished Lecture Series will host Jason Riley, senior editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal at 7 p.m. on March 7 in the Student Union Building’s Jordan Ballroom.

Riley’s featured column, “Upward Mobility,” and numerous books explore themes of income inequality and race in America. His latest book, “The Black Boom,” argues that “the economic fortunes of blacks improved” at historic rates under the Trump administration.

Riley will present “Are Police Picking on Black People?,” a talk focused on “what is (and isn’t) driving social inequality in the U.S. and what types of policies historically have facilitated upward mobility,” he said.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis and free parking is available in the Lincoln Garage.