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The Resource Rights gone wrong : how law corrupts the struggle for equality, Richard Thompson Ford

Rights gone wrong : how law corrupts the struggle for equality, Richard Thompson Ford

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Rights gone wrong : how law corrupts the struggle for equality
Title
Rights gone wrong
Title remainder
how law corrupts the struggle for equality
Statement of responsibility
Richard Thompson Ford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "How successful is civil rights law in battling social injustice?"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Richard T.
Dewey number
342.7308/5
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4749
LC item number
.F65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights
  • Droits civils
  • Justice sociale
  • Etats-Unis d'Amérique
  • Civil rights
  • United States
  • Bürgerrecht
  • USA
  • Civil rights
Label
Rights gone wrong : how law corrupts the struggle for equality, Richard Thompson Ford
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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
Entitlement and advantage -- Discriminating tastes -- The unintended consequences of the law -- Civil rights activism as therapy -- Righting rights
Control code
ocn706020972
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780374250355
Lccn
2011010705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374250355
  • (OCoLC)706020972
Label
Rights gone wrong : how law corrupts the struggle for equality, Richard Thompson Ford
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
Entitlement and advantage -- Discriminating tastes -- The unintended consequences of the law -- Civil rights activism as therapy -- Righting rights
Control code
ocn706020972
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780374250355
Lccn
2011010705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374250355
  • (OCoLC)706020972

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