Category Archives: Race

News Coverage: “Can Neighborhoods Be Revitalized Without Gentrifying Them?”

News Coverage: “Can Neighborhoods Be Revitalized Without Gentrifying Them?

New Article: “A Shattered Foundation: African Americans Who Bought Homes In Prince George’s County Have Watched Their Wealth Vanish”

New Article: “A Shattered Foundation: African Americans Who Bought Homes In Prince George’s County Have Watched Their Wealth Vanish” – The Washington Post

New Article: The Concentration Of Poverty In American Schools

New Article: The Concentration of Poverty in American Schools – The Atlantic

New Article: “The Secret History of the Fair Housing Act”

New Article: Jonathan Zasloff, The Secret History of the Fair Housing Act, 53 Harv. J. on Leg. 247 (2016).

(Self-Promotion) New Articles: “Destabilizing Property” and “The Political Possibilities of Reparations”

(Self-Promotion) New Articles: Ezra Rosser, Destabilizing Property, 48 CONN. L. REV. 397 (2015).  Abstract below:

Property theory has entered into uncertain times. Conservative and progressive scholars are, it seems, fiercely contesting everything, from what is at the core of property to what obligations owners owe society. Fundamentally, the debate is about whether property law works. Conservatives believe that property law works. Progressives believe property law could and should work, though it needs to be made more inclusive. While there have been numerous responses to the conservative emphasis on exclusion, this Article begins by addressing a related line of argument, the recent attacks information theorists have made on the bundle of rights conception of property. This Article goes on to make two main contributions to the literature: it gives a new critique of progressive property and, more fundamentally, shows how distribution challenges in property call for a third path forward. Conservative scholarship is scholarship for property, defending traditional views of property against the influence of new realist-inspired deconstruction. Progressive scholarship works with property, showing how doctrine supports expanding property law to reach those who would otherwise be excluded. But missing from this debate is the possibility that, instead of working for or with property, the rise in inequality and the calcification of advantages defined at birth of the current economic and legal environment calls for work against property. Expanding the range of answers to the broad questions being asked of property to include deliberately destabilizing property would add to the academic debate and to the possible policy responses to the emerging threat of oligarchy. Working for, with, and against property are all answers to the question of how to respond to the property crisis of our time, the problem of inequality. This Article seeks to give some content to the neglected against portion of the spectrum.

and Ezra Rosser, The Political Possibilities of Reparations, 1 LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY FORUM 20 (2015).

New Article: “Why Poverty May Be More Relevant Than Race For Childhood Obesity”

New Article: “Why Poverty May Be More Relevant Than Race For Childhood Obesity” – NPR

News Coverage: Why a law meant to protect the poor from gentrification doesn’t really work – The Washington Post

News Coverage: Why a law meant to protect the poor from gentrification doesn’t really work – The Washington Post

New Book: “Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation”

FergusonNew Book: Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation (Kimberly Norwood ed., ABA forthcoming 2016).  The book is not yet available but the above link includes pre-order information.

New Article: “All Hollowed Out”

New Article: “All Hollowed Out” – The Atlantic

Op-Ed: “Why Small Debts Matter So Much To Black Lives”

Op-Ed: Paul Kiel, “Why Small Debts Matter So Much To Black Lives” – ProPublica