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It's Not Just Hair: Historical And Cultural Considerations For An Emerging Technology, Deborah Pergament Dec 1999

It's Not Just Hair: Historical And Cultural Considerations For An Emerging Technology, Deborah Pergament

Chicago-Kent Law Review

History reflects the social, religious and political importance of human hair. Individuals have used hairstyles to flaunt social conventions about gender, race, sexual identity, and social status. Totalitarian governments have regulated hairstyles as a means of social control and dehumanization. Today, advances in technology now make it possible to discover information about an individual's current or potential health status. Judicial decisions and administrative regulations offer individuals limited protection from state or institutional intrusion into the information revealed by genetic hair analysis. This Article argues that the explosion of technologies that use hair to reveal intimate details of an individual ...


What Money Cannot Buy: A Legislative Response To C.Rac.K., Adam B. Wolf Dec 1999

What Money Cannot Buy: A Legislative Response To C.Rac.K., Adam B. Wolf

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity (C.R.A.C.K.) is an organization that pays current or former drug addicts $200 to be sterilized. While generating great public controversy, C.R.A.C.K. is expanding rapidly throughout the country. Its clients are disproportionately poor women of color, who are coerced by the offer of money into permanently relinquishing their reproductive rights. This Note argues that C.R.A.C.K. is a program of eugenical sterilization that cannot be tolerated. Moreover, C.R.A.C.K. further violates settled national public policy by offensively commodifying the ill-commodifiable, by demeaning ...


The Latindia And Mestizajes*: Of Cultures, Conquests, And Latcritical Feminism, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol Oct 1999

The Latindia And Mestizajes*: Of Cultures, Conquests, And Latcritical Feminism, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol

UF Law Faculty Publications

In writing this essay I will begin what I am certain will be a long, complex process of answering the question of who is my mother. I will develop the work in three parts, corresponding to critical parts of the rediscovery process. In Part II, this essay probes cultural links that are formative and transformative of our personhood, which define and determine how we interact with the various and varied communities through which we take daily voyages. I use narrative to locate myself in the context of knowing and discovering the myriad cultures in which I define my mothers. This ...


Latina Multidimensionality And Latcrit Possibilities: Culture, Gender, And Sex©, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol Jul 1999

Latina Multidimensionality And Latcrit Possibilities: Culture, Gender, And Sex©, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol

UF Law Faculty Publications

This essay explores the multiple margins that Latinas inhabit both within majority society and their comunidad Latina because of their compounded outsider status in all their possible communities. Exploring the concept and theme of "Between/Beyond Colors: Outsiders Within Latina/o Communities" elucidates both the challenges and the possibilities the young LatCrit movement presents for Latinas.

From its inception, LatCrit has broadened and sought to reconstruct the race discourse beyond the normalized binary black/white paradigm -- an underinclusive model that effects the erasure of the Latina/o, Native, and Asian experiences as well as the realities of other racial and ...


Toward A Global Critical Feminist Vision: Domestic Work And The Nanny Tax Debate, Taunya Lovell Banks Jan 1999

Toward A Global Critical Feminist Vision: Domestic Work And The Nanny Tax Debate, Taunya Lovell Banks

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Global Issues In Compensatory Justice: Introduction, Penelope Andrews Jan 1999

Global Issues In Compensatory Justice: Introduction, Penelope Andrews

Articles & Chapters

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Ignoring The Sexualization Of Race: Heteronormativity, Critical Race Theory And Anti-Racist Politics, Darren Lenard Hutchinson Jan 1999

Ignoring The Sexualization Of Race: Heteronormativity, Critical Race Theory And Anti-Racist Politics, Darren Lenard Hutchinson

Buffalo Law Review

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The Charleston Policy: Substance Or Abuse?, Kimani Paul-Emile Jan 1999

The Charleston Policy: Substance Or Abuse?, Kimani Paul-Emile

Michigan Journal of Race and Law

In 1989, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) adopted a policy that, according to subjective criteria, singled out for drug testing, certain women who sought prenatal care and childbirth services would be tested for prohibited substances. Women who tested positive were arrested, incarcerated and prosecuted for crimes ranging from misdemeanor substance possession to felony substance distribution to a minor. In this Article, the Author argues that by intentionally targeting indigent Black women for prosecution, the MUSC Policy continued the United States legacy of their systematic oppression and resulted in the criminalizing of Black Motherhood.


Introduction: Latcrit Theory: Mapping It's Intellectual And Political Foundations And Future Self-Critical Directions, Margaret E. Montoya Jan 1999

Introduction: Latcrit Theory: Mapping It's Intellectual And Political Foundations And Future Self-Critical Directions, Margaret E. Montoya

Faculty Scholarship

The third annual gathering of LatCrit scholars has resulted in this cluster of essays and articles that continue the work of defining the foundations and the future directions of this legal scholarship movement. As described in some of the articles within this cluster, LatCrit has had the benefit of learning valuable lessons from other slightly older schools of critical legal theory, most particularly from the Critical Race Theory ("CRT") Workshop. The LatCrit movement has been strengthened because scholars identified primarily with CRT working with and alongside scholars identified primarily with LatCrit have struggled to recognize, name and address the hetero-normativity ...


A Comparative Analysis Of Women's Issues: Toward A Contextualized Approach, Antoinette M. Sedillo Lopez Jan 1999

A Comparative Analysis Of Women's Issues: Toward A Contextualized Approach, Antoinette M. Sedillo Lopez

Faculty Scholarship

"This Article proposes a methodology for comparative analysis of women's rights using insights from critical race theory and feminism. Comparative analysis by a Western scholar must reconcile a perspective developed in the United States with respect for another culture. In discussing women's rights, lawyers, judges, students and sociologists have justified certain women's situations as an inherent aspect of culture. For example, traditional "female genital surgery" has been defended as a "mere bodily mutilation" that is the "sine qua non of the whole teaching of tribal law, religion, and morality." In Mexico, "machismo" has been justified as an ...


Not Him, Sister's Stories & Teresita (Poems), Antoinette M. Sedillo Lopez Jan 1999

Not Him, Sister's Stories & Teresita (Poems), Antoinette M. Sedillo Lopez

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Measuring Gender Equity, Alfred Dennis Mathewson, Robert D. Rogers Jan 1999

Measuring Gender Equity, Alfred Dennis Mathewson, Robert D. Rogers

Faculty Scholarship

It is our intent to provide some insight into the development of compliance plans with an eye toward a university's athletic program policy. In Part I, we explore conventional attempts to measure relative demand and its use in litigated cases. In Part II, we describe the measurement instrument we used to conduct the empirical study. Our study is distinguished from conventional efforts in two respects.2 7 First, we did not seek to measure the number of athletes with interest and ability. Rather we sought to measure the relative amounts of athletic participation that would be consumed if a ...


Translating Legal Terms In Context, Antoinette M. Sedillo Lopez Jan 1999

Translating Legal Terms In Context, Antoinette M. Sedillo Lopez

Faculty Scholarship

This article reviews a number of Spanish/English legal dictionaries, evaluating the relative merits and features of each. Translating legal terms requires an understanding of both the legal context in which the term is used and the legal context in which the translation is intended. Thus, this review of legal dictionaries concentrates on evaluating the authors'/editors' understanding of how the terms are used in the two legal cultures, as well as in two different languages.


Testimony, Antoinette M. Sedillo Lopez Jan 1999

Testimony, Antoinette M. Sedillo Lopez

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Emphasizing Torts In Claims Of Discrimination Against Black Female Athletes, Alfred Dennis Mathewson Jan 1999

Emphasizing Torts In Claims Of Discrimination Against Black Female Athletes, Alfred Dennis Mathewson

Faculty Scholarship

In Black Women, Gender Equity and the Function at the Junction, I argued that an equality-based legal regime does not provide an adequate remedy for African-American female athletes. Instead I suggested that a tort-based regime may be more appropriate. I did so knowing that gender and racial discrimination are torts and I did not intend to suggest otherwise. They are statutory torts founded upon equality principles. What I intended was to draw more upon the general tort principles involved in an antidiscrimination action. I specifically invoked the notion of using mass tort theories. I wish to sketch a brief but ...