‘Acknowledging Contract Law’s Contributions to Racial Inequities’

Danielle Kie Hart, ‘Contract Law and Racial Inequality: A Primer’, 21-05 Southwestern Law School Research Paper 1 (2021), available at SSRN. For nearly a year and a half, our country has been in the grips of a global pandemic. Covid-19 has exposed and exacerbated racial and economic inequities that have plagued our society for centuries. As we have grappled with the dual pandemics of Covid-19 and systemic racism, there has been a renewed focus on interrogating historical and current practices that have contributed to the inequalities that many communities of color experience. In her recent thought-provoking essay ‘Contract Law and Racial Inequality: A Primer’, Professor Danielle Kie Hart examines the role that contract law has played in creating, maintaining, and perpetuating such inequities. She argues that acknowledgement of this role is critical if America is to become a more equitable society … (more)

[Eboni Nelson, JOTWELL, 15 September]

First posted 2021-09-15 15:00:26

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