Left Behind: The Impact of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 on Economic, Social, and Racial Justice

Rodriguez, Dariely
March 2007
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal;Spring2007, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p65
Academic Journal
The article suggests that the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) adversely affects the economic stability of African-Americans and Latinos in the U.S. The author proposes bankruptcy reform that would increase economic stability for minorities and the middle class. Specific topics covered include a history of U.S. bankruptcy law, how BAPCPA came to be supported by Democrats, and effects of the subprime mortgage crisis within specific minority communities.


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