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Race

Civil Rights and Discrimination

2019

Loyola University Chicago, School of Law

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Deracialization And Democracy, Steven Ramirez, Neil G. Williams Jan 2019

Deracialization And Democracy, Steven Ramirez, Neil G. Williams

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The United States suffers the conthiued costs of mahitainhig a racial hierarchy. Enhanced diversity and growhig realization of the economic costs of that hierarchy could lead to democratic pressure for reform. Yet, in the U.S., elites on the radical right seek to entrench themselves in power through the constriction of voting power and the strategic use of the racial hierarchy as a political tool. This Article traces the anti-democratic efforts of the radical right to limit the political power of the nation's enhanced diversity, and to utilize archaic governance measures to entrench themselves politically, regardless of the costs of allowing …