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Civil Rights and Discrimination

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Immigration And The Civil Rights Agenda, Cristina M. Rodríguez Jan 2010

Immigration And The Civil Rights Agenda, Cristina M. Rodríguez

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During Congress's efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform in
2006 and 2007, media and academic commentators characterized the activism
that animated the immigrant community as the beginnings of a civil rights
struggle' -one that would dovetail with the growing political power of the country's Latino population to produce a major new social movement. These
predictions were stirring, and the large-scale immigration marches of 2006,
which helped prevent the passage of a House bill that would have made
unlawful status a felony rather than adopt a legalization program, illuminated
the agency and power of immigrant communities. But the intensity ...


Multiple Ironies: Brown At 50, Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. Jan 2003

Multiple Ironies: Brown At 50, Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.

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Brown v. Board of Education occupies a vaunted space in American
jurisprudence. One commentator writes that Brown is the most
celebrated case in the Court's history. Equally laudatory, another
commentator remarks: "In the half century since the Supreme Court's
decision, Brown has become a beloved legal and political icon." A
third proclaims that, "Brown forever changed the role of the United States Supreme Court in American politics and society." To the lay
public, Brown sits among a small pantheon of cases that is widely recognizable
to the average American.' Miranda and Roe v. Wade
likely are the only ...


The Eclectic Model Of Censorship, Kenji Yoshino Jan 2000

The Eclectic Model Of Censorship, Kenji Yoshino

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Censorship used to be a very dull subject. Aligned along
predictable and venerable divisions separating liberals from
conservatives, oriented toward ancient and well-rehearsed
chestnuts such as obscenity and national security, the topic
promised little of analytic interest.
In recent years, however, the landscape of censorship has
altered dramatically. Now feminists in Indianapolis join with
fundamentalist Christians to seek the regulation of pornography.
Critical race theorists join with Jesse Helms to regulate hate
speech. Advocates of abortion rights seek to restrict political
demonstrations while conservative pro-life groups defend the
freedom to picket (p. 1).


The Erosion Of Indian Rights, Felix S. Cohen Jan 1953

The Erosion Of Indian Rights, Felix S. Cohen

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OUR 450,000 American citizens who are members of Indian tribes are
probably the only racial group in the United States whose rights are more
limited in 1953 than they were in 1950. The erosion of Indian rights in this
period and the factors which contributed to that erosion can be fairly evaluated
only if we also view the background of Indian progress during the 21-year
period from 1929 to 1950. During that period more than a score of discriminatory
restrictions upon Indians were abolished; the size of Indian landholdings
increased, instead of decreasing, for the first time in American ...


Book Review: To Secure These Rights: The Report Of The President's Committee On Civil Rights, Felix S. Cohen Jan 1948

Book Review: To Secure These Rights: The Report Of The President's Committee On Civil Rights, Felix S. Cohen

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THE President's Committee has received a well-deserved accolade of praise
from the civilized, and of brickbats from the blood-fanatics, for its report on
civil rights in America, of which more than a million copies have been reprinted.
So far as I know, however, none of the commentators on this important
document has noted that it is not the first in its field. Some 78 years
before the landing of the Pilgrims, the first comprehensive report on the civil
rights of Americans was completed. In the concluding paragraphs of his
report, dated December 8, 1542, Fra Bartholomew de las Casas ...