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The Devil And The One Drop Rule: Racial Categories, African Americans, And The U.S. Census, Christine B. Hickman Mar 1997

The Devil And The One Drop Rule: Racial Categories, African Americans, And The U.S. Census, Christine B. Hickman

Michigan Law Review

For generations, the boundaries of the African-American race have been formed by a rule, informally known as the "one drop rule," which, in its colloquial definition, provides that one drop of Black blood makes a person Black. In more formal, sociological circles, the rule is known as a form of "hypodescent" and its meaning remains basically the same: anyone with a known Black ancestor is considered Black. Over the generations, this rule has not only shaped countless lives, it has created the African-American race as we know it today, and it has defined not just the history of this race ...


Lynching Ethics: Toward A Theory Of Racialized Defenses, Anthony V. Alfieri Feb 1997

Lynching Ethics: Toward A Theory Of Racialized Defenses, Anthony V. Alfieri

Michigan Law Review

So much depends upon a rope in Mobile, Alabama. To hang Michael Donald, Henry Hays and James "Tiger" Knowles tied up "a piece of nylon rope about twenty feet long, yellow nylon." They borrowed the rope from Frank Cox, Hays's brother-in-law. Cox "went out in the back" of his mother's "boatshed, or something like that, maybe it was in the lodge." He "got a rope," climbed into the front seat of Hays's Buick Wildcat, and handed it to Knowles sitting in the back seat. So much depends upon a noose. Knowles "made a hangman's noose out ...


The Death Penalty And The Decline Of Liberalism, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 321 (1997), John R. Macarthur Jan 1997

The Death Penalty And The Decline Of Liberalism, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 321 (1997), John R. Macarthur

The John Marshall Law Review

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United States, Puerto Rico, And The Territorial Incorporation Doctrine: Reaching A Century Of Constitutional Authoritarianism, 31 J. Marshall L. Rev. 55 (1997), Gabriel A. Terrasa Jan 1997

United States, Puerto Rico, And The Territorial Incorporation Doctrine: Reaching A Century Of Constitutional Authoritarianism, 31 J. Marshall L. Rev. 55 (1997), Gabriel A. Terrasa

The John Marshall Law Review

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Race-Based Jury Nullification: Case-In-Chief, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 911 (1997), Paul D. Butler Jan 1997

Race-Based Jury Nullification: Case-In-Chief, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 911 (1997), Paul D. Butler

The John Marshall Law Review

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Methodological Interventions And The Slavery Cases; Or, Night-Thoughts Of A Legal Realist, Louise Weinberg Jan 1997

Methodological Interventions And The Slavery Cases; Or, Night-Thoughts Of A Legal Realist, Louise Weinberg

Maryland Law Review

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In Sisterhood, Lisa C. Ikemoto Jan 1997

In Sisterhood, Lisa C. Ikemoto

Michigan Journal of Race and Law

A review of Where Is Your Body? by Mari Matsuda


Desegregating The Adoptive Family: In Support Of The Adoption Antidiscrimination Act Of 1955, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 593 (1997), Rebecca Varan Jan 1997

Desegregating The Adoptive Family: In Support Of The Adoption Antidiscrimination Act Of 1955, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 593 (1997), Rebecca Varan

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Gospel Of Law, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1039 (1997), Kevin L. Hopkins Jan 1997

A Gospel Of Law, 30 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1039 (1997), Kevin L. Hopkins

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.


Black And White (Book Review), Anthony V. Alfieri Jan 1997

Black And White (Book Review), Anthony V. Alfieri

Articles

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Brief Of Lone Wolf, Principal Chief Of The Kiowas, To The Supreme Court Of The American Indian Nations, S. James Anaya Jan 1997

Brief Of Lone Wolf, Principal Chief Of The Kiowas, To The Supreme Court Of The American Indian Nations, S. James Anaya

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