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By Masaki Kawashima

ISBN-10: 9811019762

ISBN-13: 9789811019760

ISBN-10: 9811019770

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Powerfully synthesizing significant currents within the box, this booklet addresses the problem of inequality throughout American politics and society, utilizing race as a lens for the exploration of significant topics in American background. It considers the idea that of race as a social building, opposed to the history of the historic struggles for “fairness” in a society in keeping with the framework of democracy, whose precept is that majority’s consent be important for the achievement of “justice.”
Foregrounding difficulties of race, capital, and political financial system, it quite examines the connections among race and sophistication, the connection of slavery and nationwide politics, and the detailed highbrow framework that americans have built to debate “race.”
Offering a close account of civil rights laws, an outline of immigration legislation and coverage, and accomplished overviews of debates approximately affirmative motion, immigration, and the reasons and options to racialized city poverty, this e-book emphasizes what's precise concerning the usa and provides a special comparative framework for puzzling over America’s racial past.

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For instance, only baptized slaves were entitled to be witnesses in court trials. Interracial sexual intercourse cases were examined not in civil but in criminal trials. The sentences handed down often consisted of corporal punishment and some form of public humiliation, such as being whipped in public. If white servants had been tried in a civil court, they would have only had to give monetary compensation to a slave master for the time lost when the female slave was unable to work due to pregnancy and childbirth.

Mulatto” is a term originally used to refer to a person who is born from one white parent and one black parent. ” 49. See, for instance, Karl Degler, Neither Black nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in Brazil and the United States (New York, NY: Macmillan, 1971). INTRODUCTION: THE INVENTION OF “RACE” IN THE MODERN WORLD... 27 50. The “One-drop rule” is a social and legal principle of racial classification that was historically prominent in the United States asserting that any person with even one ancestor of sub-Saharan African ancestry is considered to be Black.

8. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 as an executive order to set slaves free. However, it contained exceptions, as will be shown in Chap. 2.  Supreme Court declared that segregation based on “race” imposed by local laws in the South was unconstitutional. This was an epoch-making change and a judicial precedent 58 years after Plessey v. Ferguson (1896).  16–17. For instance, the Japanese government established a special regional improvement law in 1969 for the Burakumin, an outcast group who have suffered from severe discrimination and who were forced to live in segregated areas.

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