Hundreds of communities throughout the United States have imposed breed-specific dog laws that prohibit ‘pit bulls’ in the name of public safety. This Article examines the relationship between pit bulls and people of color incorporating new research to argue that these laws may be rooted in racial bias. In such instances, breed-specific bans function as a means of keeping minorities out of majority-white neighborhoods. Finally,
The Black Man’s Dog: The Social Context of Breed Specific Legislation,
Animal L. Rev.
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