By Meghan Patero Associate Editor, Vol. 26 2020 has drawn attention to the glaring consequences of racial inequality within the criminal justice system.[i] And while efforts to enact policies aimed at decreasing the number of people who enter the criminal justice system are important, we must also not forget about those who have already exited […]

The Michigan Journal of Race and Law is excited to announce and introduce the formation of our Advisory Board! The Advisory Board will help provide mentorship, commentary, and editorial assistance to some of our publishing scholars. The Advisory Board will also serve the crucial role of guiding the Journal in its policy, development, and growth. […]

by Becky Wasserman Associate Editor, Vol. 25 This year, a group of Michigan law students – including members of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law – traveled to New Haven, Connecticut for Yale Law School’s annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference. The mission of the conference is to convene:  . . . practitioners, law students, and […]

by Tamar Alexanian Associate Editor, Vol. 25 In January, Virginia became the thirty-eighth state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). But the history of the ERA spans nearly a century, and the fight isn’t over yet. What does the ERA say? The original text of the ERA was written in 1923 by Alice Paul, […]

by Amanda Stephens Associate Editor, Vol. 25 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States.[1] Of those millions of people, 67% of those individuals are people of color.[2] This fact is not new. Scholars and activists over the last decade have worked tirelessly to bring attention to the severity of this issue, speaking loudly […]