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The Mixed-Race Experience: Treatment of Racially Miscategorized Individuals under Title VII

by Ken Nakasu Davison

This article argues that the static legal construction of race has the dangerous potential to permit cases of racially-based discrimination, thus circumventing its prohibition in the Civil Rights Act ...

Globalization and the Transnational Asian “Knowledge Class”

by David C. Yang

This article explores the transnational Asian knowledge class, a class of information workers in Asia that has recently emerged due to expansive globalization. The author narrates the historical facto...

Exiled Once Again: Consequences of the Congressional Expansion of Deportable Offenses on the Southeast Asian Refugee Community

by Gary Kar-Chuen Chow

This artlcle explores the institutional, socioeconomic, and historical factors that render the Southeast Asian community (primarily the refugee community from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos) particularly...

Immigrant Workers Union: Challenges Facing Low-Wage Immigrant Workers in Los Angeles

by Yungsuhn Park

This article, a case study of the formation of the Immigrant Workers Union (IWU) in Los Angeles, aims to explicate the unique challenges facing immigrants in low-wage labor in both organizing and lega...

Americans Under Attack: The Need for Federal Hate Crime Legislation in Light of Post-September 11 Attacks on Arab Americans and Muslims

by Jason A. Abel

This article argues for the passage of the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act (LLEEA), which would expand hate crime legislation in the face of escalating rates of hate crimes against South Asians ...

Legal Ethics as a Means to Address the Problem of Elite Law Firm Non-Diversity

by Akshat Tewary

This article addresses the national problem of minority underrepresentation in elite law firms, arguing that it is an undesired consequence of otherwise rational economic decision-making. The author a...

Fifty Years after Brown v. Board: Five Principles for Moving Ahead

by Gary Blasi

This piece proposes the need for a post-reform vision, or a concrete goal for the educational system after the passage of educational reform policies. The author also mentions his five principles for ...

Litigators and Communities Working Together: Grutter v. Bollinger and the New Civil Rights Movement

by Miranda Massie

This piece, by the lead counsel for the student defendants in the University of Michigan Law School affirmative action case Grutter v. Bollinger, relates the author's experience while arguing the case...

Resegregation and Achievement Gap: Challenges to San Francisco School Desegregation

by Henry Der

This article examines the de facto segregation of San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) schools, challenged by the NAACP twenty-four years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision. The p...

Relections: Toward a Social and Cultural History of Brown

by Waldo E. Martin Jr.

This article examines the Brown v. Board of Education case through a social and cultural historical perspective. The author argues that, during the middle of the twentieth century, integration emerged...

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June 2011

Volume 18

Volume 18 was produced during the 2010-2011 school year.


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