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Justice at War: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights During Times of Crisis
     

Justice at War: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights During Times of Crisis

by Richard Delgado, Jennifer Hochschild, Jennifer L. Hochschild
 

ISBN-10: 0814719554

ISBN-13: 9780814719558

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: New York University Press

The status of civil rights in the United States today is as volatile an issue as ever, with many Americans wondering if new laws, implemented after the events of September 11, restrict more people than they protect. How will efforts to eradicate racism, sexism, and xenophobia be affected by the measures our government takes in the name of protecting its citizens?

Overview

The status of civil rights in the United States today is as volatile an issue as ever, with many Americans wondering if new laws, implemented after the events of September 11, restrict more people than they protect. How will efforts to eradicate racism, sexism, and xenophobia be affected by the measures our government takes in the name of protecting its citizens?

Richard Delgado, one of the founding figures in the Critical Race Theory movement, addresses these problems with his latest book in the award-winning Rodrigo Chronicles. Employing the narrative device he and other Critical Race theorists made famous, Delgado assembles a cast of characters to discuss such urgent and timely topics as race, terrorism, hate speech, interracial relationships, freedom of speech, and new theories on civil rights stemming from the most recent war.

In the course of this new narrative, Delgado provides analytical breakthroughs, offering new civil rights theories, new approaches to interracial romance and solidarity, and a fresh analysis of how whiteness and white privilege figure into the debate on affirmative action. The characters also discuss the black/white binary paradigm of race and show why it persists even at a time when the country's population is rapidly diversifying.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814719558
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Foreword by Jennifer L. Hochschild
Introduction
1 Ten Months
1 Introducing Rodrigo
2 A Terrible Tale
3 Rodrigo Returns
4 Justice at War
5 Taming Terrorism
6 Interracial Love, Sex, and Marriage
II Remembering and Forgetting
7 Hate Speech, Free Speech: Speech as Struggle
8 The Trouble with Principle
9 On Causation and Displaced Rage: Forgetting What Provoked Your Indignation in the First Place
10 Selling Short: The Rise and Fall of African American Fortunes
11 Black Exceptionalism: Two Mistakes
Epilogue
Notes
About the Author

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