Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 March 1997

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195106220

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Race, Law, and Culture

Reflections on Brown v. Board of Education

Edited by Austin Sarat

More than forty years after Brown v. Board of Education put an end to segregation of the races by law, current debates about affirmative action, multiculturalism, and racial hate speech reveal persistent uncertainty about the meaning of race in American culture and the role of law in guaranteeing racial equality. Race, Law and Culture takes the continuing controversy about race as an invitation to revisit Brown, and Brown as a lens through which to view that controversy. The essays collected here are diverse in their perspectives and lively in their presentation. Taken together they provide a fresh look at Brown as well as the way it is implicated in America's contemporary uncertainties about race.