Publication Date

Winter 2009




Special thanks to Associate Professor, Asmara Tekle Johnson, my colleague at Thurgood Marshall for her insightful comments on an earlier draft of this article. I would like to thank my Research Assistant, Lauren Beamon, J.D. Candidate 2010, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, for her helpful comments on an earlier draft of this article. I am grateful to my wife and my children for their moral support while I worked on this article. In addition, I am grateful to Professor Kevin Brown Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington for his helpful comments regarding this article as a work in progress presentation at the Nineteenth Annual Midwestern People of Color (MWPOC) Legal Scholarship Conference sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Law on May 8, 2009. On March 28, 2009, at the 2009 Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference (SE/SWPOC) hosted by the Phoenix School of Law, Phoenix, Arizona, I discussed an earlier version of this article as a member of the panel on Historically Black Law Schools and the Dialogue on Race.

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