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51 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol'y 61 (2016)
Section 8 Is the New N-Word: Policing Integration in the Age of Black Mobility

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   Section 8 Is the New N-Word: Policing Integration

                  in the Age of Black Mobility

                     Norrinda Brown Hayat*

    Black effer.... That's why you live in Section 8 homes ......


    From 2003 through 2004, the Alexanders, a black family, lived on
Matsqui Road      in Antioch, California.     Members of the Antioch
Police Department visited the Alexanders' home between four and
six times while they lived in this house.3 On at least one of these
visits, police officers approached the Alexander family home with
guns drawn.4 The reason given by the police officers for these visits
was noise complaints from the neighbors about the five Alexander
children, who ranged in age from approximately two to twelve years
old.5 During some of these visits, the police officers questioned the

     * Assistant Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia A. Clarke School
of Law, J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, B.A., Dartmouth College. The author
expresses gratitude to the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, which funded her research.
The author would also like to thank the participants in the NYU Clinical Law Review Writer's
Workshop, the LatCrit/SALT Conference, the The Present and Future of Civil Rights
Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America held at Duke Law School and the
Mid-Atlantic Clinical Writer's Workshop. Finally, the author would like to thank research
assistants Michael Thomas and Mi Chau for their helpful work.
     1. Abby Phillip, 'Go Back to Your Section 8 Home': Texas Pool Party Host David
Describes Racially Charged Dispute with Neighbor, WASH. POST (June 8, 2015),
home-texas-pool-party-host-describes-racially-charged-dispute-with-neighbor/. This statement
was made on July 5, 2015 by a white female resident of McKinney, Texas to black teens at a
neighborhood pool party. In the fight that followed, a white police officer drew his service
weapon on the teens and threw one girl to the ground, using his knee to restrain her.
    2. Declaration of Che Alexander in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification
at 1, Williams v. City of Antioch, No. C-08-2301 SBA (N.D. Cal. Oct. 26, 2009).
     3. Id. at 2-3.
     4. Id.
     5. Id. at 1-2.

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