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Race, Markets, and Hollywood's Perpetual Antitrust Dilemma


Hosea H. Harvey


Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

January 1, 2013

Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2012
Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-40

Abstract:     
This Article focuses on the oft-neglected intersection of racially skewed outcomes and anti-competitive markets. Through historical, contextual, and empirical analysis, the Article describes the state of Hollywood motion picture distribution from its anti-competitive beginnings through the industry's role in creating an anti-competitive, racially divided market at the end of the last century. The Article's evidence suggests that race-based inefficiencies have plagued the film distribution process and such inefficiencies might likely be caused by the anti-competitive structure of the market itself, and not merely by overt or intentional racial-discrimination. After explaining why traditional anti-discrimination laws are ineffective remedies for such inefficiencies, the Article asks whether antitrust remedies and market mechanisms might provide more robust solutions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 52

Keywords: Hollywood, antitrust, race

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Date posted: September 11, 2013 ; Last revised: November 25, 2013

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Harvey, Hosea H., Race, Markets, and Hollywood's Perpetual Antitrust Dilemma (January 1, 2013). Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2012; Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-40. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2324044

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Hosea H. Harvey (Contact Author)
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )
1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
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