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Weekly Roundup: November 20, 2020


At the Blog

Madison Gray (3L at Penn Law and part of the LPE student network!) published two posts on organized houseless folks winning a big victory in Philadelphia by refusing to budge from encampments they set up to support each other. Her first post recounts the struggle, drawing from the words of organizers themselves. Her second post analyzes how the struggle undermines simple views about the nature of contract and markets.

Nataliya Braginsky, a public school teacher in New Haven, took on the rhetoric of “achievement gaps”, arguing that to account for the situations her students face (during COVID and otherwise), we need to conceptualize a “racial capitalist chasm”.