Home » John O. Calmore and “Rebellious Lawyering”: “[W]e need to spend more time working with, if not within, real communities, especially those that are the concrete sites of material deprivation.”

John O. Calmore and “Rebellious Lawyering”: “[W]e need to spend more time working with, if not within, real communities, especially those that are the concrete sites of material deprivation.”

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“The question looms: ‘[I]f these diseases can be [prevented], why do black men continue to live an average of seven years less than white men?’ What role… does ‘common sense racism’ or ‘everyday racism’ play in this tangle of medical, racial, and economic factors?”

“[W]e need to spend more time working with, if not within, real communities, especially those that are the concrete sites of material deprivation.”  “The cited scholarship is indebted to Gerald P. López, Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice (1992).”

Cited from John O. Calmore, DISPLACING THE COMMON SENSE INTRUSION OF WHITENESS FROM WITHIN AND WITHOUT: “THE CHICANO FIGHT FOR JUSTICE IN EAST L.A.” 92 Cal. L. Rev. 1517 (2004).

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