The Center for African American studies conference helped profile progressive solutions to social problems. This kind of event helps to signify progress areas that need to be addressed back to race in america. Coming together to talk about these things is extremely important so that some of these problems can get fixed and help realize how far race relation has come which is why these kinds of events such as annual conferences on campus. The conference also allows students to analyze the development in ways that will help drive social change within the black community. This year brought forth several hot topics and opinions which will help as UTA leans into the next conference for American Studies on campus.