Corpus ID: 30833378

Black and White After Brown: Constructions of Race in Modern Supreme Court Decisions

@article{Smith2003BlackAW,
  title={Black and White After Brown: Constructions of Race in Modern Supreme Court Decisions},
  author={R. Smith},
  journal={University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law},
  year={2003},
  volume={5},
  pages={709}
}
  • R. Smith
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
  • This essay examines one dimension of a quite broad-ranging topic: how modern American law is explicitly and implicitly constructing the racial identities of contemporary American citizens. I focus on two contrasting conceptions of "white" and "black" racial identity visible in decisions of the United States Supreme Court during the post-Jim Crow era.' I term these the "damaged race" and the "racial irrelevance" views (though the latter is more customarily referred to as "color-blind… CONTINUE READING