Category Archives: Equality Theory

Symposium Issue on Critical Race Theory & Marxism

Kudos to Anthony Farley for organizing this fabulous collection in the JULY 2012 issue of the COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF RACE & LAW, featuring a number of ClassCrits scholars, and developed from the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference … Continue reading

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Call for Papers and Participation in ClassCrits V: From Madison to Zuccotti Park: Confronting Class and Reclaiming the American Dream

This workshop, the fifth meeting of ClassCrits, takes on class and the American dream as its theme. The most quintessentially American trait may be our capacity to look past current misfortune and imagine a brighter future.  Americans love a “rags … Continue reading

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ClassCrits IV; Report-Back

Last weekend’s conference at American University Washington College of Law: “ClassCrits IV: Criminalizing Economic Inequality,” was a terrific success. Thanks to my fellow members of the organizing team, including Martha McCluskey (who took the lead role in assembling and re-assembling … Continue reading

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Ain’t You Got a Right

…To the Tree of Life?  Rehearsing this refrain for a benefit concert last weekend, choir director (and educator and community organizer extraordinaire) Jane Sapp urged us to sing out against the budget cuts falling on so many life-sustaining programs across … Continue reading

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The Social Psychology of Self-Reinforcing Inequality

By Frank Pasquale Two recent news stories are deeply suggestive of larger US economic trends: 1) Gannett’s Wealth Transfer: I recently read this story by Jim Hightower in The Progressive Populist: Early this year, Gannett employees were notified that, for … Continue reading

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Dishonorable Inequalities

by Frank Pasquale I want to thank Martha McCluskey and the rest of the Class Crits organizers for inviting me to guest blog here. I’ve done about 100 posts on law and inequality during my five years blogging at Concurring … Continue reading

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Widening Spatial Inequality and What to Do About It

By Lisa R. Pruitt Wealth and income inequality have been getting a lot of attention in recent months–at least in the New York Times. Op-Ed columnist Bob Herbert has been especially persistent about keeping the topic on readers’ radar screens; … Continue reading

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