The author reviews one hundred years of the California Law Review's rich body of scholarship on race and civil rights in an effort to discern its general direction and contours. Discerning two broad paradigms--a black-white binary of race and a liberty-equality divide--he notes that the two not only have been emerging in roughly the same period but are beginning to occupy the same territory. After describing the two paradigms and explaining their origin and operation, he puts forward a prediction for what their convergence may portend for the future of civil rights thought.
Richard Delgado, Centennial Reflections on the California Law Review's Scholarship on Race: The Structure of Civil Rights Thought, 100 CALIF. L. REV. 431 (2012).