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For equals only : race, equality, and the equal protection clause, Tina Fernandes Botts

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For equals only : race, equality, and the equal protection clause
Title
For equals only
Title remainder
race, equality, and the equal protection clause
Statement of responsibility
Tina Fernandes Botts
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book philosophically explores how changing conceptions of race and equality have affected Supreme Court interpretations of the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution over the years. In the years since the 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868, in its decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause, the Supreme Court has switched from using a sociocultural concept of race to using a biological concept of race, and during the same time period has switched from using a social to a legal concept of equality. One result of these trends is the recent emergence of something called 'reverse discrimination.' Another result is that the Equal Protection Clause no longer specially protects racialized persons from racial discrimination, as it was originally intended to do. Using the tools of legal hermeneutics, critical philosophy of race, and critical race theory, key cases of racial discrimination in equal protection law are examined through a historical lens. The Supreme Court’s switch, over the years, from interpreting the Equal Protection Clause as specially protecting racialized persons from continued racial discrimination after the end of the institution of chattel slavery, to interpreting the Clause as protecting everyone from racial discrimination, is tracked alongside changing conceptions of race and equality. As the concept of race became biological, the concept of equality became legal, and the result was the elimination of remedying the negative effects of chattel slavery on the equality status of racialized persons from the Supreme Court’s list of priorities
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Botts, Tina Fernandes
Dewey number
342.7308/5
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4755
LC item number
.B68 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Philosophy of race
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • United States
  • Equality before the law
  • Race discrimination
  • Minorities
Label
For equals only : race, equality, and the equal protection clause, Tina Fernandes Botts
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-110) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Scholarly backdrop -- Equal protection and racialized persons -- The concept of race and equal protection law -- The concept of equality and equal protection law -- The special case of multiracial racialized persons -- Thoughts moving forward
Control code
on1040228457
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 117 pages
Isbn
9781498501231
Lccn
2018027532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040228457
Label
For equals only : race, equality, and the equal protection clause, Tina Fernandes Botts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-110) 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
Introduction -- Scholarly backdrop -- Equal protection and racialized persons -- The concept of race and equal protection law -- The concept of equality and equal protection law -- The special case of multiracial racialized persons -- Thoughts moving forward
Control code
on1040228457
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 117 pages
Isbn
9781498501231
Lccn
2018027532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040228457

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