By Megan Haberle and Philip Tegeler (March 2019, University of Richmond Law Review).
Excerpt: Strong leadership will be needed to counter our country’s increasing trend of racial and economic separation. This essay has argued that the greatest potential for addressing housing and school segregation is at the state government level, where most of the interlocking segregative structures reside. As our country’s continuing housing affordability crisis propels housing to the political front page over the next several years,134 now is the time to adopt innovative state civil rights strategies to accompany the housing and educational needs that will accompany a rapidly growing and increasingly economically unequal population. If we value diverse and unified communities, we cannot afford to simply replicate and intensify the legal structures of the past.