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The Resource Civil rights in American law, history, and politics, edited by Austin Sarat, Amherst College

Civil rights in American law, history, and politics, edited by Austin Sarat, Amherst College

Label
Civil rights in American law, history, and politics
Title
Civil rights in American law, history, and politics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Austin Sarat, Amherst College
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"To pursue the concept of racial entitlement-even for the most admirable and benign of purposes-is to reinforce and preserve for future mischief the way of thinking that produced race slavery, race privilege and race hatred. In the eyes of government, we are just one race here. It is American." Justice Scalia "It never ceases to amaze me that the courts are so willing to assume that anything that is predominantly black must be inferior ... Because of their distinctive histories and traditions, black schools can function as the center and symbol of black communities, and provide examples of independent black leadership, success, and achievement." Justice Thomas It is widely recognized that the idea of rights is central to America's national identity and its sense of itself.1 So powerful is our attachment to rights that some scholars see the American story as powerfully intertwined with what they label a "myth of rights."2 In this myth of rights perhaps nothing plays as important a role as the history of the mid-twentieth century struggle for civil rights for African-Americans. Brown v. Board of Education is, of course, the key moment in that struggle and it has become one of America's "sacred texts," a decision to which almost everyone pays homage even when they act in ways incompatible with its central premises.3 It is to the spirit of Brown that groups seeking recognition continuously appeal, a spirit that today plays a key role in the debate over gay marriage.4 Civil Rights in the American Story brings together the work of five distinguished scholars to critically assess the place of civil rights in the American story. This work includes examples of both the "old" and the "new" civil rights history. It uses the sources and analytics of both legal and social history"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4755
LC item number
.C58 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sarat, Austin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights
  • Race discrimination
  • African Americans
Label
Civil rights in American law, history, and politics, edited by Austin Sarat, Amherst College
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Commentary : race is evidence of parenting in America : another civil rights story
  • Tanya Asim Cooper
  • Blurring the color-blind line : eroding the Dichotomy between color-blindness and color-consciousness in civil rights in the American story
  • Mark Brilliant
  • Commentary : what line?
  • Fredrick E. Vars
  • Reframing the civil rights narrative : from compliance to collective impact
  • Susan Sturm
  • Commentary : Susan Sturm's "Reframing the civil rights narrative : from compliance to collective impact"
  • Steven H. Hobbs
  • Introduction : the civil rights story/the American story
  • Civil rights and the myth of moral progress
  • Richard Thompson Ford
  • Commentary : the best time of your life : reflections on the myth of moral progress and the continuing evolution of civil rights law
  • Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr
  • Austin Sarat
  • Race law cases in the American story
  • Devon W. Carbado and Rachel F. Moran
  • Commentary : race law cases in the American story : adoptive couple v. baby girl
  • Grace Lee
  • Race is evidence : (mis)characterizing blackness in the American civil rights story
  • Montré D. Carodine
Control code
858080991
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9781107039292
Lccn
2013036446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)858080991
Label
Civil rights in American law, history, and politics, edited by Austin Sarat, Amherst College
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Commentary : race is evidence of parenting in America : another civil rights story
  • Tanya Asim Cooper
  • Blurring the color-blind line : eroding the Dichotomy between color-blindness and color-consciousness in civil rights in the American story
  • Mark Brilliant
  • Commentary : what line?
  • Fredrick E. Vars
  • Reframing the civil rights narrative : from compliance to collective impact
  • Susan Sturm
  • Commentary : Susan Sturm's "Reframing the civil rights narrative : from compliance to collective impact"
  • Steven H. Hobbs
  • Introduction : the civil rights story/the American story
  • Civil rights and the myth of moral progress
  • Richard Thompson Ford
  • Commentary : the best time of your life : reflections on the myth of moral progress and the continuing evolution of civil rights law
  • Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr
  • Austin Sarat
  • Race law cases in the American story
  • Devon W. Carbado and Rachel F. Moran
  • Commentary : race law cases in the American story : adoptive couple v. baby girl
  • Grace Lee
  • Race is evidence : (mis)characterizing blackness in the American civil rights story
  • Montré D. Carodine
Control code
858080991
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9781107039292
Lccn
2013036446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)858080991

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