Haas Institute Blog

Will Supreme Court annihilate one of the best tools for battling racial segregation in housing?

The U.S. Supreme Court could be on the verge of issuing a major setback to racial integration efforts. In two weeks, it will hear oral arguments regarding whether the federal government and states should be permitted to pursue policies that perpetuate or exacerbate racial segregation in housing—even where no intent to segregate is proven.

Appetite for money undermines the poor’s access to legal profession

By Syreeta Tyrell | January 12, 2015

The core value of the legal profession is justice, but, the realities of the legal profession are often driven by money. The profession’s heavy focus on ensuring that money and money-making resources are transferred from one group to the next serves as the antagonist of justice at almost every level.

Pointergate: Where to point the blame in media bias

by Rasheed Shabazz | Nov. 24, 2014

What happens when a mayor of a major U.S. city points at a resident while posing for a photo? If that mayor poses with a Black male, police officers might accuse that mayor of throwing up gang signs.