INTEREST CONVERGENCE AS TRANSACTION The University of Pittsburgh Law Review, founded in 1934, is the longest-standing publication of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Broadly stated, the interest convergence theory holds that where there are. power dynamics and divergent interests between parties with unequal bargaining. power, the subordinate party’s interests will not advance unless that interest does. not offend the status quo of the majority party.1 To date, legal scholars have.
Do the Right Thing Understanding the Interest-Convergence Thesis It is produced by students, and aims to publish excellent academic scholarship. One of his most important legacies is the interest-convergence thesis, which asserts that, historically, African Americans gained social justice primarily when their interests converged with the interests of the white majority.
DO THE RIGHT THING UNDERSTANDING THE INTEREST-CONVERGENCE THESIS Updated to include the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and more. In a recently published article, Rethinking the Interest-Convergence Thesis, Professor Justin Driver calls this legacy into question.3 After ac-knowledging the prominence of Bell’s scholarship in general, and the sig-nificance of the interest-convergence thesis in particular, Driver vigorously criticizes the thesis.
Thirteenth Amendment and Interest Convergence v2 Since the publication of the first edition of Critical Race Theory in 2001, the United States has lived through two economic downturns, an outbreak of terrorism, and the onset of an epidemic of hate directed against immigrants, especially undocumented Latinos and Middle Eastern people. Theory of interest convergence, with examples of its operation in practice. Second, it suggests that the perceived lack of interest convergence with regard to the Thirteenth Amendment’s promise to eliminate the badges and incidents of slavery flows from an unstated misconception that such a remedy would only or
Illogical Politics DOROTHY BROWN FIGHTING RACISM IN THE. On a more hopeful note, the country elected and re-elected its first black president and has witnessed the impressive advance of gay rights. I conclude by pointing to Professor Derrick Bell’s “interest-convergence” thesis 36 and suggest that given the vast percentages of White employees not covered by their pension plans, this might represent a unique opportunity for advocacy groups working on behalf of the elderly and people of color to come together and advocate for pension.