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  • Paper: Lawful discrimination by businesses creates 'customer caste'

    Photo of Suja A. Thomas, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois

    Judicial rulings on the leading civil rights laws have created a “customer caste” in which people of color are subject to legal, daily discrimination in retail stores, restaurants and other places of public accommodation, says Suja A. Thomas, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Suja A. Thomas, call 217-244-7614; email sathomas@illinois.edu.

    The paper “The customer caste: Lawful discrimination by public businesses” is available online.

    DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3536646