Covenants and Conventions: How Legally Unenforceable Agreements Segregated America
New York, December 16, 2013—Although the U.S. Supreme Court in 1948 struck down judicial enforcement of racially restrictive covenants crafted to prevent people of certain races from buying property, the agreements continued to influence the way residential communities were formed for decades, according to Columbia Law School Professor Richard R.W. Brooks, who described the covenants in a riveting lecture presented as part of the Clifford Chance Thought Leadership Initiative on Diversity.
|Professor Richard R.W. Brooks|
|Professor Brooks took questions from the standing-room-only crowd, which included Professor Kendall Thomas.|