Is American Law Inherently Racist?
University of Alabama - School of Law
Daniel A. Farber
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 361, 1998
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 rightsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 27, 2012 ; Last revised: July 4, 2012
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