Racial Justice

Can School Finance Reform Support Reparations?

Can School Finance Reform Support Reparations?

Scholars advocate reforming and regulating school funding schemes to grant reparations to Black Americans.

Limiting the Power of Police in Schools

Limiting the Power of Police in Schools

A legal scholar advocates the removal—rather than the increased regulation—of police forces from schools.

Forcing Marginalized Communities to Compete

Forcing Marginalized Communities to Compete

Scholar argues that pension fund managers have pitted vulnerable retirees against marginalized communities.

The False Promise of “Third-Category” Worker Laws

The False Promise of “Third-Category” Worker Laws

Proposition 22 and similar laws exacerbate workforce inequalities.

How Agencies Can Better Regulate for Racial Justice

How Agencies Can Better Regulate for Racial Justice

The federal government should promote racial equity assessments, equity planning, and audits.

Ending the Racial Housing Gap

Ending the Racial Housing Gap

Regulators should require banks to lend to Black homebuyers to remedy centuries of discrimination.

Land Use Regulation and Residential Segregation

Land Use Regulation and Residential Segregation

Policymakers must address how local governments have created segregation through their policy choices.

The SBA Should Change Its Rules on Criminal History

The SBA Should Change Its Rules on Criminal History

Current small business lending discriminates by barring loans to people with criminal histories.

Disparities Arising from Standardized Contracts

Disparities Arising from Standardized Contracts

Policymakers must address how firms disparately enforce contracts for vulnerable communities.

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Racial Equity Efforts

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Racial Equity Efforts

Although much more work remains, the current Administration has made historic progress in advancing equity.

Regulating to Achieve Environmental Justice

Regulating to Achieve Environmental Justice

Scholars propose novel measures to achieve environmental justice for all.

Zoning Changes to Create Affordable Housing

Zoning Changes to Create Affordable Housing

Scholars argue for “upzoning” to build more multi-family homes on land near transit stations.