This Note analyzes the holding in Patterson v. McLean Credit Union; provides a survey of the number and type of section 1981 claims in the Eighth Circuit since January 1, 1985; and finally examines how Patterson would have affected the three successful section 1981 claims in the Eighth Circuit.
II. Facts of Patterson
III. Holding in Patterson
IV. Analysis of Patterson ... A. Section 1981 Extends to Private Contracts ... B. The Same Right to Make Contracts ... C. The Same Right to Enforce Contracts ... D. Promotion Claims ... E. The Relationship between Section 1981 and Title VII
V. Survey of Eighth Circuit Section 1981 Claims
VI. Successful Section 1981 Claims
Todd A. Richardson,
Patterson v. McLean Credit Union, 109 S. Ct 2363 (1989): Have Victims of Racial Harassment Been Taken to the Bank?,
69 Neb. L. Rev.
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