Justice at War: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights During Times of Crisis [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Delgado raises important questions that most American studies scholarship ignores because of its narrow focus. Delgado’s use of fiction and dialogue allows him to model a fairly broad, interdisciplinary conversation about contemporary issues that all too often is absent in much scholarly work.”
-American Studies

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“This is narrative scholarship of the highest quality. Justice at War addresses a far-ranging set of topical social issues of our times, from affirmative action to hate speech to (in)justice toward noncitizens during times of war. Accessible, well-written, and deeply insightful, Justice at War represents the most creative and thoughtful, if not brilliant, installment of the Rodrigo Chronicles so far.”
-Kevin Johnson,University of California at Davis

“This is narrative scholarship of the highest quality. Justice at War addresses a far-ranging set of topical social issues of our times, from affirmative action to hate speech to (in)justice toward noncitizens during times of war. Accessible, well-written, and deeply insightful, Justice at War represents the most creative and thoughtful, if not brilliant, installment of the Rodrigo Chronicles so far.”
-Kevin Johnson,University of California at Davis

“Delgado’s analysis is fresh and thought provoking.”
-The Law and Politics Book Review

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“Worth reading. The author genuinely loves ideas and avidly seeks racial justice. Infected by his enthusiasm, the reader may well be tempted to learn more about the important issues Delgado raises-an outcome that he would surely welcome.”
-New York Law Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814744055
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,352,506
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic are Professors of Law at Seattle University and have collaborated on four previous books, including The Latino Condition, 2d edition (NYU Press, 2010), The Derrick Bell Reader (NYU Press, 2005), How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds, and Understanding Words That Wound.


Jennifer Hochschild is Professor of Government at Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction 1
I Ten Months 5
1 Introducing Rodrigo 7
2 A Terrible Tale 39
3 Rodrigo Returns 50
4 Justice at War 56
5 Taming Terrorism 77
6 Interracial Love, Sex, and Marriage 92
II Remembering and Forgetting 105
7 Hate Speech, Free Speech: Speech as Struggle 107
8 The Trouble with Principle 130
9 Oil Causation and Displaced Rage: Forgetting What Provoked Your Indignation in the First Place 143
10 Selling Short: The Rise and Fall of African American Fortunes 154
11 Black Exceptionalism: Two Mistakes 162
Epilogue 185
Notes 187
About the Author 219
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