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 […]

By Jonah Rosenbaum Associate Editor, Vol. 25   As Pete Buttigieg surged into being a serious contender for the Democratic nomination, aided in part by a not so subtle push from a fawning media, a less flattering narrative has emerged—the white, small town Mayor of South Bend, Indiana has a race problem. A recent South […]

By Matthew Fellows Associate Editor, Vol. 25 Race is a human invention. Although made up, race theories in their inception were offered and accepted as constituting natural scientific fact. The hierarchies created out of pen and paper articulated what people thought was a proper arrangement of the natural order.[2] “Preracist” notions on non-whites gave rise […]