The Fair Housing Act and Extralegal Terror
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
July 23, 2008
Indiana Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2008
Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 114
Copyright 2008, Trustees of Indiana University. Reprinted with permission of Indiana Law Review. This Article examines the implications the Fair Housing Act (FHA) has on anti-integrationist racial violence faced by racial and ethnic minority's integrating white neighborhoods. The first part of the article describes anti-integrationist violence as it occurs in two separate but distinct time periods the first occurring, before the passage of the FHA. The second time period that article addresses is the post-1968 era until the present day. In discussing the period since the passage of the Act, the article describes several important mechanisms in how the FHA functions as a remedy for extralegal violence. The Article concludes with a call for a more targeted approach to the problem of anti-integrationist violence.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Fair Housing Act, housing, hate crime, civil rights violation, segregation, integrationAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 25, 2008 ; Last revised: July 1, 2013
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