Category Archives: Race

Op-Ed: “Waiting for a Perfect Protest?”

Michael McBride, Traci Blackmon, Frank Reid, Barbara Skinner, Waiting for a Perfect Protest?, New York Times, September 1, 2017. [Is peaceful protest a legitimate response to unrest in the face of media invalidation?]

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New Article: “The Power of the Public Defender Experience: Learning by Fighting for the Incarcerated and Poor”

Patrick C. Brayer, The Power of the Public Defender Experience: Learning by Fighting for the Incarcerated and Poor, 53 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 105 (2017). Abstract below:

This Essay discusses how public defender apprenticeships impact law students and help mold their future careers. Brayer discusses the tangible advantages that the apprenticeship imparts on students as well as the transferable skills that students gain. Brayer then analyzes the internal and professional growth of students that participate in this apprenticeship. Brayer situates this growth within the context of Chief Justice John Marshall’s own similar experience, arguing how the public defender experience focuses and matures aspiring lawyers.

Op-Ed: “Making America White Again”

Toni Morrison, Making America White Again, The New Yorker, November 21, 2106. [“The choices made by white men, who are prepared to abandon their humanity out of fear of black men and women, suggest the true horror of lost status.”]

Op-Ed: “Poverty Matters: Five Key Takeaways from the 2016 Census Data”

John Bouman, Poverty Matters: Five Key Takeaways from the 2016 Census Data Poverty Matters: Five Key Takeaways from the 2016 Census Data, The Shriver Brief, September 13, 2017. [Slight improvements haven not translated into gains for those facing poverty.]

Op-Ed: “Unemployment in Black and White”

The Editorial Board, Unemployment in Black and White, Washington Post, August 28, 2017. [“The hard truth is that the persistence of twice-as-high joblessness for black workers has led policy makers to accept it as normal.”]

Op-Ed: “The biggest beneficiaries of the government safety net: Working-class whites”

Tracy Jan, The biggest beneficiaries of the government safety net: Working-class whites, Washington Post, February 16, 2017. [Commentary on the true effect of the government assistance and tax credit programs of 2014.]

Forthcoming Book: “Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics”

Jamila Michener, Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics, Cambridge University Press. Preface Below:

 

New Article: “Embracing the Excluded: Using Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing in St. Louis”

New Article: Victor J. Pinedo, Note, Embracing the Excluded: Using Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing in St. Louis, 26 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 419 (2017).

New Article: “Up from Slavery? African American Intergenerational Economic Mobility Since 1880”

New Article: William J. Collins & Marianne H. Wanamaker, Up from Slavery? African American Intergenerational Economic Mobility Since 1880, NBER Working Paper No. 23395 (May 2017). Note this paper is behind a subscription wall, but for those at a university it likely will be available. A Brookings Institution report about it is available here.

Op-Ed: “Black people aren’t keeping white Americans out of college. Rich people are.”

Op-Ed: Christine Emba, Black people aren’t keeping white Americans out of college. Rich people are, Wash. Post, Aug. 4, 2017.