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Hate Thy Neighbor: Violent Racial Exclusion and the Persistence of Segregation

32 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2008 Last revised: 1 Jul 2013

Jeannine Bell

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Fair Housing Act, housing, hate crime, civil rights violation, segregation, integration

Suggested Citation

Bell, Jeannine, Hate Thy Neighbor: Violent Racial Exclusion and the Persistence of Segregation. Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2007; Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 115. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1171604

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