Kim Forde-Mazrui

Racial Justice and Law: Cases and Materials

CO-AUTHORS Ralph Richard Banks, Guy-Uriel E. Charles, and Cristina M. Rodríguez


White supremacy pervades American history. Moreover, notwithstanding landmark civil rights gains and egalitarian aspirations, America remains segregated and unequal. This book examines the role of law in reinforcing and ameliorating racial injustice. Although surveying key historical precedents, its primary focus is the present. The book examines contemporary controversies across a variety of settings, animated by three fundamental questions: What is the current racial order? To what extent is it unjust? How can law and legal actors advance a more racially just order? The book uses cases, statutes and other sources of law, supplemented by problems and exercises, to equip students to both critique and construct pragmatic solutions to race-related controversies.


Ralph Richard Banks et al., Racial Justice and Law: Cases and Materials, Foundation (2016).

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