Selecting a Remedy for Private Racial Discrimination: Statutes in Search of Scope

@inproceedings{Peterson1976SelectingAR,
  title={Selecting a Remedy for Private Racial Discrimination: Statutes in Search of Scope},
  author={John M. Peterson},
  year={1976}
}
Racial discrimination in the United States has been effectively attacked in both the legislatures and the courts for over a hundred years. Enslavement of blacks in the American South prompted adoption of the thirteenth amendment and the Reconstruction Civil Rights Acts enacted pursuant to the amendment’s enabling clause. These laws sought primarily to elevate the status of the black freedman by granting him rights equal to those enjoyed by white citizens. The most far-reaching of these statutes… CONTINUE READING

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