Denying Black Musicians Their Royalties Has a History Emerging Out of Slavery

Professors Olufunmilayo Arewa of Temple Beasley School of Law, and Matt Stahl of Western University examine racialized contracting and accounting in the recording industry. Their work traces the origins of industry-wide discriminatory practices back to the days when African American slaves were systematically oppressed, controlled, and denied their rights of ownership to any form of property, be it tangible or intangible.

Employment Laws Slow to Catch Up to Society’s Perception of Fluid Identity

Fluid Identity

In the era of Tiger Woods’s racial self-identification as “Cablinasian” and Caitlyn Jenner’s transition from Olympian to transgender advocate, it may seem obvious that a growing number of Americans openly embrace fluid social identities, being multiracial, post-racial, transgender, or gender nonconforming, among others. Efforts to use new words and conceptions of race and sex appear