TITLE

DEFINING RACE THROUGH LAW: ENFORCING THE SOCIAL NORMS OF POWER AND PRIVILEGE

AUTHOR(S)
Young, Donna E.
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2009, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p1041
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the problem of racial subordination and inequality in the U.S. It stresses the importance of considering why it was thought to be necessary to define race through law. The U.S. legal system has reportedly played a significant role in determining racial membership to distribute or manage privilege. Cases which show the ease with which the courts were able to develop categories that sheltered the white race from onslaught of those who might lay claim to whiteness are discussed.
ACCESSION #
53991582

 

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