Economic justice

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Emma Coleman JordanI was enthralled when Georgetown University Law Center Professor Emma Coleman Jordan gave the Fourteenth Annual Derrick Bell Lecture on Race in American Society.  Her talk, “Race and New Economic Connection in Subprime Crisis” was the most coherent analysis of economic justice I’ve ever heard.  Everything she spoke about relates to points I’ve made in my recent posts on Inequity and to issues I’ve explored for decades.  But she wove together myriad strands of insight into the most magnificent whole cloth that made simple to grasp incredibly complex topics.  She is best known for establishing the field of economic justice in legal theory and for her work in financial services and civil rights.  Listening to her at NYU Law School give a brilliant exposition inspired me to then read  Wealth and Exploitation and Wealth and Inequality.  More at @nadinehack.

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  • Nadine Hack January 8, 2010, 10:37 am

    Professor Coleman Jordan emailed me that she’d posted a long comment on this piece, which unfortunately she did when a plug-in feature was temporarily disabled and so it does not show up on the blog. We would have loved to see her further thoughts on her wonderful presentation and hope that, now that the problem is fixed, she and any others of you who posted comments will continue to do so in the future.


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