Hate Thy Neighbor: Violent Racial Exclusion and the Persistence of Segregation
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2007
Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 115
This Article addresses one of the consequences of racial segregation in housing - violence and intimidation directed at minorities who are integrating white neighborhoods. In describing the history and dynamics of this type of anti-integrationist crime, the Article seeks to offer an introduction to the setting of hate crimes in a neighborhood context. The Article provides a critical bridge between hate crime law and housing law, exploring the substantial difficulties when each of these legal remedies is used to combat this type of violence. The Article concludes by offering a series of solutions uniquely crafted to combat the problem of bias-motivated violence in the neighborhood context.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: Fair Housing Act, housing, hate crime, civil rights violation, segregation, integration
Date posted: July 24, 2008 ; Last revised: July 1, 2013