Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality

Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality

Richard Thompson Ford


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Since the Nineteen Sixties, principles built in the course of the civil rights circulate were astonishingly profitable within the struggle opposed to overt discrimination. yet can they strive against the entire spectrum of social injustice---including stipulations that are not at once because of bigotry? In Rights long gone Wrong, Richard Thompson Ford argues that extremists on either side of the political divide have hijacked civil rights for private virtue, diverting our realization from severe social injustices. Is equality fairly served by means of never-ending litigating and legislating opposed to each complaint or mild? Brilliantly argued, sensible, and vigorous, Rights long gone Wrong bargains "a crisp research of the boundaries of our civil rights legislation and a prescription for a way to maneuver past them" (Kirkus Reviews).

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