Prejudice or Progress to be the Topic of Constitution Day


This Saturday marks a historic day for the United States as people across the nation celebrate the signing of the Constitution. As a way to celebrate this day, Matt Hipps, associate professor of political science at Dalton State, will speak on “The Racial State of America: Prejudice or Progress” on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Dalton State’s Goodroe Auditorium.

Each year, Dalton State presents a Constitution Day program that addresses controversial topics to encourage faculty, staff, and students, as well as the community to expand their views on the Constitution and its effects on society daily. Hipps has led the last six Constitution Day programs, and every topic has been empowering. His topics range from political discourse to gay marriage and inequality in America.

“This is one of my favorite events of the year as Matt Hipps is always engaging and thought provoking,” said Amber Lesicko, the associate director of Student Life. “I think his topic this year is especially poignant with the current events across the country. I hope that attendees will leave with a new view of race and how the Constitution protects that status.”

The free event is open to the public.