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2003

Civil rights

Civil Rights and Discrimination

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Foreward: Is Civil Rights Law Dead?, John Valery White Jan 2003

Foreward: Is Civil Rights Law Dead?, John Valery White

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This forward to The Louisiana Law Review’s Spring 2003 Symposium on civil rights presents a hypothetical that highlights the perils of civil rights litigation.


The Activist Insecurity And The Demise Of Civil Rights, John Valery White Jan 2003

The Activist Insecurity And The Demise Of Civil Rights, John Valery White

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Civil rights law is today moribund. An impressive edifice, built upon the ruins of Jim Crow, with the blood and sweat of the civil rights movement, and intended to both dismantle that system and ensure the civil liberties that Jim Crow illustrated were all too easily lost, civil rights law was to be the lasting monument of the civil rights struggle. Fortified by this legacy, civil rights law retains a symbolic value, implying that there are formidable forces working to protect citizens from abusive state action, to ensure a broad anti-discrimination ethic, and to fix the wrongs of Jim Crow ...