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2006EmploymentLegal Analysis

Progressive Politics: The Strategic Importance of Race

Download or View The Full Report Progressives sense the urgent need to develop and support a sustainable progressive movement. They have been losing ground for several years and will continue to do so unless an alternative strategy is developed. There is virtually complete agreement that this task requires a fresh approach and substantial agreement that … Continue reading »

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2006Legal Analysis

Brief of the Caucus for Structural Equity

Download or View The Full Brief The question presented in these appeals is whether the limited use of race-based student assignment plans to preserve integration in Seattle and Jefferson County is consistent with the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Caucus for Structural Equity believes strongly that the Constitution does not proscribe race-conscious … Continue reading »

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2006EmploymentFair Credit/Fair HousingOpportunity Communities

The State of Housing in New Orleans One Year after Katrina: A Plan for Equitable Rebuilding

Download or View The Full Report This report assesses the state of housing in New Orleans one year after Hurricane Katrina. It analyzes housing conditions in the city prior to the storm, progress made since, and areas in which the rebuilding effort has fallen short. In addition, it offers practical recommendations to ensure the reconstruction … Continue reading »

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The Dangers of Not Speaking About Race

Download or View The Full Report A Summary of Research Affirming the Merits of a Color-Conscious Approach to Racial Communication and Equity. The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity has a number of projects that engage the question of how most effectively to address issues of race justice. In some of our … Continue reading »

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2006Legal AnalysisOpportunity Communities

Remedial Phase Expert Rebuttal Report In Thompson v. HUD

Download or View The Full Report I emphasize six guiding principles in the design of a remedy for HUD’s fair housing violation. First, the remedy must be sensitive to opportunity and to the importance of location in determining access to opportunity. Second, the remedy must be metropolitan–wide to be successful. Third, a race conscious approach … Continue reading »

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