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272 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Entitlement and advantage
  • Discriminating tastes
  • The unintended consequences of the law
  • Civil rights actvism as therapy
  • Righting rights.
"Since the 1960s, ideas developed during the civil rights movement have been astonishingly successful in fighting overt discrimination and prejudice. But how successful are they at combating the whole spectrum of social injustice--including conditions that aren't directly caused by bigotry? How do they stand up to segregation, for instance--a legacy of racism, but not the direct result of ongoing discrimination? It's tempting to believe that civil rights litigation can combat these social ills as efficiently as it has fought blatant discrimination. In Rights Gone Wrong, Richard Thompson Ford, author of the New York Times Notable Book The Race Card, argues that this is seldom the case. Civil rights do too much and not enough: opportunists use them to get a competitive edge in schools and job markets, while special-interest groups use them to demand special privileges. Extremists on both the left and the right have hijacked civil rights for personal advantage. Worst of all, their theatrics have drawn attention away from more serious social injustices. Ford, a professor of law at Stanford University, shows us the many ways in which civil rights can go terribly wrong. He examines newsworthy lawsuits with shrewdness and humor, proving that the distinction between civil rights and personal entitlements is often anything but clear. Finally, he reveals how many of today's social injustices actually can't be remedied by civil rights law, and demands more creative and nuanced solutions. In order to live up to the legacy of the civil rights movement, we must renew our commitment to civil rights, and move beyond them"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-671-01, LAW-7019-01, LAWGEN-112N-01
308 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Doing the right thing
  • The greatest happiness principle : utilitarianism
  • Do we own ourselves? : libertarianism
  • Hired help : markets and morals
  • What matters is the motive : Immanuel Kant
  • The case for equality : John Rawls
  • Arguing affirmative action
  • Who deserves what? : Aristotle
  • What do we owe one another? : dilemmas of loyalty
  • Justice and the common good.
Law Library (Crown)
408 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Introduction: Playing the race card
  • Racism without racists
  • Wild card : racism by analogy
  • Calling a spade a spade : defining discrimination
  • The clash of ends : contested goals
  • Post-racism : why the race card is a crisis of success.
"A "New York Times "Notable Book of the Year "What do hurricane Katrina victims, millionaire rappers buying vintage champagne, and Ivy League professors waiting for taxis have in common? All have claimed to be victims of racism. But these days almost no one openly defends bigoted motives, so either a lot of people are lying about their true beliefs, or a lot of people are jumping to unwarranted conclusions--or just playing the race card. Daring, entertaining, and incisive, "The Race Card" brings sophisticated legal analysis, eye-popping anecdotes, and plain old common sense to this heated topic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312428266 20160608
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-671-01, LAW-7019-01, LAWGEN-112N-01