Is American Law Inherently Racist?
18 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2012 Last revised: 4 Jul 2012
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: race and racism, legal history, minorities, civil rights
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