Category: Civil Rights

  • Download Politicized Ethnicity: A Comparative Perspective by Anke Weber, Wesley Hiers, Anaïd Flesken PDF

    By Anke Weber, Wesley Hiers, Anaïd Flesken

    This e-book bargains a rigorous comparative historic research of Kenya, Tanzania, Bolivia, Peru, and the U.S. to illustrate how colonial administrative rule, entry to assets, kingdom construction and language guidelines, in addition to political marketers give a contribution to the politicization of ethnicity.

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  • Download Gay and Lesbian Elders: History, Law, and Identity Politics by Nancy J. Knauer PDF

    By Nancy J. Knauer

    The nearly million homosexual and lesbian elders within the usa are an underserved and understudied inhabitants. At a time while homosexual males and lesbians get pleasure from an extraordinary measure of social recognition and felony safeguard, many elders face the day-by-day demanding situations of getting older remoted from relatives, indifferent from the bigger homosexual and lesbian neighborhood, and neglected by means of mainstream getting older tasks. Drawing on fabrics from legislation, background, and social conception, this ebook integrates functional proposals for reform with greater problems with sexuality and id. starting with a precis of present demographic info and providing a old assessment of pre-Stonewall perspectives of homosexuality, writer Nancy J. Knauer is going directly to tackle the invisibility of this neighborhood. She examines the a number of double binds valuable to their id formation, together with ageism between gays and lesbians and homophobia between seniors. additional, the publication specializes in particular felony issues equivalent to property making plans, housing, discrimination, and fiscal lack of confidence, and the way they effect this group uniquely. Integrating conception with sensible questions of coverage, and advancing a brand new realizing of the development of sexuality and identification, this publication advocates significant new reforms designed to make sure fairness and dignity in getting older despite sexual orientation.
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  • Download Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization: Human Dignity by Paulus Kaufmann, Hannes Kuch, Christian Neuhaeuser, Elaine PDF

    By Paulus Kaufmann, Hannes Kuch, Christian Neuhaeuser, Elaine Webster

    Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition – those techniques element to ways that we comprehend people to be violated of their dignity. Violations of human dignity are led to by means of concrete practices and stipulations; a few normally stated, similar to torture and rape, and others extra contested, reminiscent of poverty and exclusion. This quantity collates reflections on such innovations and a number practices, deepening our realizing of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the outside interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values which are thereby proven to be at risk. In providing a streamlined dialogue from a damaging standpoint, complemented through conclusions for a favorable account of human dignity, the publication is right now a contribution to the physique of literature on what dignity is and the way it may be secure in addition to constituting an alternate, clean and targeted viewpoint correct to this important habitual debate. because the notion of human dignity itself crosses disciplinary obstacles, this is often reflected within the designated variety of views introduced by means of the book’s eu and American individuals – in philosophy and ethics, legislation, human rights, literature, cultural reviews and interdisciplinary study. This quantity may be of curiosity to social and ethical philosophers, criminal and human rights theorists, practitioners and students.

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  • Download Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for by N. Jeremi Duru PDF

    By N. Jeremi Duru

    Following the NFL's desegregation in 1946, possibilities turned more and more abundant for African American players--but now not African American coaches. even supposing significant League Baseball and the NBA made development during this regard through the years, the NFL's head coaches have been nearly solely white up until eventually the mid-1990s. Advancing the Ball chronicles the crusade of former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman John Wooten to correct this unsuitable and undo a long time of discriminatory head trainer hiring practices--an initiative that at last bore fruit while he joined forces with lawyers Cyrus Mehri and Johnnie Cochran. including a couple of allies, the triumvirate galvanized the NFL's African American assistant coaches to face jointly for equivalent chance and confident the league to enact the "Rooney Rule," which stipulates that each staff needs to interview at the least one minority candidate while trying to find a brand new head trainer. In doing so, they spurred a circulate that will considerably influence the NFL and, in all likelihood, the country. that includes an impassioned foreword by way of trainer Tony Dungy, Advancing the Ball bargains an eye-opening, first-hand examine how a number of dedicated participants initiated a sea switch in America's most well-liked recreation and additional a rare new bankruptcy to the civil rights tale.
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  • Download Constitution of law by David Dyzenhaus PDF

    By David Dyzenhaus

    Dyzenhaus offers with the pressing query of ways governments should still reply to emergencies and terrorism via exploring the concept that there's an unwritten structure of legislations, exemplified within the universal legislations structure of Commonwealth nations. He appears more often than not to situations made up our minds within the uk, Australia and Canada to illustrate that even within the absence of an entrenched invoice of rights, the legislations offers an ethical source which could tell a rule-of-law undertaking in a position to responding to events which position criminal and political order below nice pressure. these situations are mentioned opposed to a backdrop of contemporary writing and judicial judgements within the us of a with the intention to express that the problems usually are not constrained to the Commonwealth. the writer argues that the rule-of-law undertaking is one during which judges play an incredible position, yet which additionally calls for the participation of the legislature and the administrative.
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  • Download Don't: A Reader's Guide to the Military's Anti-Gay Policy by Janet Halley, Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, Jane Kramer, PDF

    By Janet Halley, Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, Jane Kramer, Benjamin Lee

    In Don’t Janet E. Halley explains how the military's new anti-gay coverage is essentially misdescribed through its universal nickname, “Don't Ask/Don't Tell.” This ubiquitous word, she issues out, means that it discharges servicemembers now not for who they're, yet for what they do. It insinuates that, so long as army team of workers retain quiet approximately their gay orientation and desist from “homosexual conduct,” not anyone will attempt to pry them out in their closets and all can be good.
    now not so, finds Halley. so as to paintings during the steps in which the hot legislations was once eventually drafted, she opens with a detailed interpreting of the 1986 ideal courtroom sodomy case which served because the felony and rhetorical version for the coverage revisions made in 1993. Halley additionally describes how the Clinton administration’s makes an attempt to provide Congress a chance to manage conduct—and now not status—were flatly rejected and never incorporated within the ultimate statute. utilizing cultural and demanding idea seldom utilized to provide an explanation for the legislation, Halley argues that, faraway from offering privateness and an insurance that servicemembers' careers should be ruined provided that they interact in unlawful behavior, the rule of thumb prompts a tradition of minute surveillance within which each member needs to strictly stay away from utilizing any gesture in an ever-evolving lexicon of “conduct that manifests a propensity.” In different phrases, not just homosexuals but all army group of workers are positioned at risk by means of the hot coverage. After difficult prior pro-gay arguments opposed to the coverage that experience did not disclose its such a lot devious and unsafe parts, Halley ends with a persuasive dialogue approximately the way it is either unconstitutional and, politically, an act of sustained undesirable faith.
    This an expert and eye-opening research of 1 of crucial public coverage debates of the Nineteen Nineties will curiosity felony students, policymakers, activists, army historians and group of workers, in addition to electorate keen on problems with discrimination.

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  • Download Making Gay History: The Half Century Fight for Lesbian and by Eric Marcus PDF

    By Eric Marcus

    From the Boy Scouts and the U.S. army to marriage and adoption, the homosexual civil rights circulate has exploded at the nationwide stage.Eric Marcus takes us again in time to the earliest days of that fight in a newly revised and carefully up to date version of Making History, initially released in 1992.Using the heart-felt tales of greater than 60 humans, he consists of us during the compelling five-decade conflict that has replaced the material of yank society.

    The wealthy tapestry that emerges from Making homosexual History comprises the inspiring voices of childrens and grandparents, newshounds and housewives, from the little identified Dr. Evelyn Hooker and Morty Manford to former vp Al Gore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Abigail Van Buren. jointly, those many tales endure witness to a time of outstanding switch as homosexual and lesbian humans have struggled opposed to prejudice and fought for equivalent rights less than the law.
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  • Download Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable PDF

    By Manning Marable

    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History

    Hailed as "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), the overdue Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X ultimately does justice to 1 of the main influential and arguable figures of twentieth-century American heritage. choked with startling new info and stunning revelations, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping tale of race and sophistication in the United States. attaining into Malcolm's stricken adolescence, it lines a direction from his parents' activism as fans of Marcus Garvey via his personal paintings with the country of Islam and upward push on this planet of black nationalism, and culminates within the never-before-told real tale of his assassination. Malcolm X is a beautiful fulfillment, the definitive paintings on considered one of our best advocates for social switch.
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  • Download All Eyes are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to by Jason Sokol PDF

    By Jason Sokol

    From the nineteenth century, while northern towns have been domestic to powerful abolitionist groups and served as a counterpoint to the slaveholding South, in the course of the first 1/2 the 20 th century, whilst the North grew to become a vacation spot for African americans fleeing Jim Crow, the Northeastern usa has had a protracted background of reputation and liberalism. yet as historian Jason Sokol finds in All Eyes Are Upon Us, northern states like Massachusetts, big apple, and Connecticut have been additionally strongholds of segregation and deep-seated racism. In All Eyes Are Upon Us, historian Jason Sokol indicates how Northerners—black and white alike—have struggled to gain the North's innovative earlier and power because the Forties, efforts that, he insists, have slowly yet absolutely succeeded.

    During international conflict II, the second one nice Migration introduced an inflow of African american citizens to Northern towns, forcing citizens to reckon with the disparity among their racial practices and their racial preaching. at the one hand, black political and cultural leaders looked as if it would include the so-called northern mystique of enlightenment and racial development. All of Brooklyn—Irish and Jewish citizens, Italian immigrants, and African americans newly arrived from the South—came out to help Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's colour barrier in 1947 and led the Dodgers to 6 international sequence video games. Republican Ed Brooke used to be elected to the Senate from Massachusetts in 1966, turning into the nation's first black senator considering the fact that Reconstruction and successful a nation whose inhabitants used to be ninety seven% white. David Dinkins turned the 1st black Mayor of recent York in 1990, promising to solve the racial tensions that wracked the city.

    But those achievements have been certainly not excellent, nor have been they continuously consultant of the African American adventure within the Northeast. White Northerners who rallied at the back of Jackie Robinson or voted for Ed Brooke have been hardly keen to think again their very own prejudices or the guidelines of segregation that reigned. Jackie Robinson, like many African american citizens in Bed-Stuy and Brownsville, confronted housing discrimination in Brooklyn and in suburban Connecticut; Ed Brooke used to be undone by way of the anti-busing violence in South Boston; and David Dinkins' short tenure used to be undermined via ongoing racial violence and a backlash between white electorate. those political and cultural victories have been major yet fragile, and so they couldn't go beyond the region's racial strife and fiscal realities—or the empty claims of liberalism and color-blindness made by way of many white Northerners. however the hole among white liberal craving and the segregated truth left small yet significant room for racial progress.

    As Sokol argues, the region's halting makes an attempt to reconcile its innovative picture with its legacy of racism could be seen as a microcosm of America's struggles with race as a complete: outwardly democratic, inwardly imbalanced, yet regularly hard itself to stay as much as its idealized position as a version of racial equality. certainly, Sokol posits that it was once the Northeast's fierce delight in its acceptance of progressiveness that eventually rescued the quarter from its personal prejudices and propelled it alongside an not likely route to equality.

    An valuable exam of the historical past of race and politics within the Northeast, All Eyes Are Upon Us deals a provocative account of the region's bothered roots in segregation and its promising destiny in politicians from Deval Patrick to Barack Obama.
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