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White by Law White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race the Legal Construction of Race (Critical America)

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White by Law was published in 1996 to immense critical acclaim, and established Ian Haney López as one of the most exciting and talented young minds in the legal academy. The first book to fully explore the social and specifically legal construction of race, White by Law inspired a generation of critical race theorists and others interested in the intersection of race and law in American society. Today, it is used and cited widely by not only legal scholars but many others interested in race, ethnicity, culture, politics, gender, and similar socially fabricated facets of American society.

In the first edition of White by Law, Haney López traced the reasoning employed by the courts in their efforts to justify the whiteness of some and the non-whiteness of others, and revealed the criteria that were used, often arbitrarily, to determine whiteness, and thus citizenship: skin color, facial features, national origin, language, culture, ancestry, scientific opinion, and, most importantly, popular opinion.

Ten years later, Haney López revisits the legal construction of race, and argues that current race law has spawned a troubling racial ideology that perpetuates inequality under a new guise: colorblind white dominance. In a new, original essay written specifically for the 10th anniversary edition, he explores this racial paradigm and explains how it contributes to a system of white racial privilege socially and legally defended by restrictive definitions of what counts as race and as racism, and what doesn't, in the eyes of the law. The book also includes a new preface, in which Haney Lopez considers how his own personal experiences with white racial privilege helped engender White by Law.

About the Author

Ian Haney López is Professor of Law at Boalt Hall and author of White by Law (NYU Press) and Racism on Trial.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814736944
Author:
Haney-lopez, Ian
Publisher:
New York University Press
Author:
Haney Lopez, Ian
Author:
Lopez, Ian Haney
Author:
Lopez, Ian
Author:
Haney-Lopez, Ian
Author:
Ben-Ur, Aviva
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Race discrimination
Subject:
Whites
Subject:
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation.
Subject:
Whites - Legal status, laws, etc -
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
Discrimination
Subject:
Law | Constitutional Law
Subject:
Judaism - History
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Critical America
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
263
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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