Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience

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Rutgers University Press, 2006 - 207 páginas
In Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience, Angelo N. Ancheta demonstrates how United States civil rights laws have been framed by a black-white model of race that typically ignores the experiences of other groups, including Asian Americans. When racial discourse is limited to antagonisms between black and white, Asian Americans often find themselves in a racial limbo, marginalized or unrecognized as full participants.

Ancheta examines legal and social theories of racial discrimination, ethnic differences in the Asian American population, nativism, citizenship, language, school desegregation, and affirmative action. In the revised edition of this influential book, Ancheta also covers post-9/11 anti-Asian sentiment and racial profiling. He analyzes recent legal cases involving political empowerment, language rights, human trafficking, immigrant rights, and affirmative action in higher education-many of which move the country farther away from the ideals of racial justice. On a more positive note, he reports on the progress Asian Americans have made in the corporate sector, politics, the military, entertainment, and academia.

A skillful mixture of legal theories, court cases, historical events, and personal insights, this revised edition brings fresh insights to U.S. civil rights from an Asian American perspective.

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Neither Black nor White
1
Legacies of Discrimination
19
Discrimination and Antidiscrimination Law
42
Looking Like the Enemy
61
Race Immigration and Citizenship
84
Language and Legal Conformity
106
Race and Identity
129
Law and Racial Hierarchy
150
Conclusion
172
Notes
175
Selected Bibliography
195
Table of Cases Cited in the Text
201
Index
203
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Angelo N. Ancheta is an assistant professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law, and directs the university's Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center. He has practiced civil rights law and immigration law in California and has worked with legal and civil rights organizations focusing on Asian Americans since the late 1980s. He previously taught at Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, and UCLA School of Law. He holds degrees from UCLA and Harvard University and is the author of Scientific Evidence and Equal Protection of the Law.

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