Of concern to Americans are topics such as education, healthcare, criminal justice, immigration, jobs and economic development, racial justice, and the role of government in society. To help us make sense of these complex issues, the American Politics and Policy Series was created. Through it, the Riley Institute brings to Furman leaders and experts who bring a variety of experiences and diverse perspectives to help us broaden our understanding of the issues we face. Students, faculty, and members of the community are invited to join us as we consider what’s working and what’s not working in America.