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Is American Law Inherently Racist?


Richard Delgado


University of Alabama - School of Law

Daniel A. Farber


University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

1998

Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 361, 1998

Abstract:     
Part of a debate between myself and Daniel Farber, in which I argue that history discloses that American law is inherently -- that is, usually and predictably -- racist in the sense that it is biased against and prone to disadvantage poor people of color. Farber makes the opposite case, citing moments when the country has tolerated or backed reform.

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Keywords: race and racism, legal history, minorities, civil rights

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Date posted: June 27, 2012 ; Last revised: July 4, 2012

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Delgado, Richard and Farber, Daniel A., Is American Law Inherently Racist? (1998). Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 361, 1998. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2094562

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Richard Delgado (Contact Author)
University of Alabama - School of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States
Daniel A. Farber
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )
Boalt Hall
Room 894
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States
510-642-0340 (Phone)
510-642-3728 (Fax)
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