Metropolitan Growth, Suburban Enclaves, and the Yick Wo Laundry – Will they be the Roots of Disorder in America?

  • December 21, 1977
  • • Written by: James R. Cooper 

Winter 1977, Vol 2, No 2

Abstract: The author believes that attempts to bar dispersion of lower income classes to our suburbs will run afoul of the Yick Wo principles. He sees the fight to open suburbs as profoundly affecting democratic principles and contends that the U.S. Supreme Court, in turning to local referendums, is risking “massive private discrimination.” He warns against majoritarianism and says that real estate practitioners can play statesmen’s roles in this crucial struggle.