Civil rights activists, law enforcement officials, and legal experts came together at HLS in December for “Race, Police, and the Community,” a three-day conference sponsored by the Criminal Justice Institute. Among the panelists were Professor Charles Ogletree Jr. ’78, director of CJI; Deborah Ramirez ’81, professor, Northeastern University School of Law; the Reverend Al Sharpton […]
The word leaps off the page. It is unmistakable, unavoidable. Nigger. In Bryonn Bain’s view, the word still resonates in the heart and soul of the institutional powers in America. The word and all it conveys became manifest after he was arrested in his native New York City and held overnight for a crime he […]
Joel Feldman’s four-attorney private legal aid office in Springfeld, Mass., recently sued a rental agency that was coding its listing sheets to identify landlords who didn’t want to rent to Blacks and Hispanics.