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Settler colonialism, race, and the law : why structural racism persists

Author: Natsu Taylor Saito
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Citizenship and migration in the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law provides a timely analysis of structural racism at the intersection of law and colonialism. Noting the grim racial realities still confronting communities of color, and how they have not been alleviated by constitutional guarantees of equal protection, this book suggests that settler colonial theory provides a more coherent understanding of what causes and what can help  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natsu Taylor Saito
ISBN: 9780814723944 0814723942
OCLC Number: 1088564730
Description: 373 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Racial realities --
Unsettling narratives --
Settler colonialism --
Land and indigenous peoples --
Enslaved labor and strategies of subjugation --
"Emancipated" African Americans : rights and redundancy --
Others of color : inclusions and exclusions --
Others of color : subordination and manipulation --
Constitutional protection and the dynamic of difference --
International law and human rights --
Decolonization and self-determination --
Mapping new worlds --
Conclusion : we won when we started.
Series Title: Citizenship and migration in the Americas.
Responsibility: Natsu Taylor Saito.

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"Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law provides a timely analysis of structural racism at the intersection of law and colonialism. Noting the grim racial realities still confronting communities of color, and how they have not been alleviated by constitutional guarantees of equal protection, this book suggests that settler colonial theory provides a more coherent understanding of what causes and what can help remediate racial disparities. Natsu Taylor Saito attributes the origins and persistence of racialized inequities in the United States to the prerogatives asserted by its predominantly Euroamerican colonizers to appropriate Indigenous lands and resources, to profit from the labor of voluntary and involuntary migrants, and to ensure that all people of color remain 'in their place.' By providing a functional analysis that links disparate forms of oppression, this book makes the case for the oft-cited proposition that racial justice is indivisible, focusing particularly on the importance of acknowledging and contesting the continued colonization of Indigenous peoples and lands. Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law concludes that rather than relying on promises of formal equality, we will more effectively dismantle structural racism in America by envisioning what the right of all peoples to self-determination means in a settler colonial state"--Back cover.

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An insightful analysis of the structural racism that continues to shape the lives of millions of people in settler societies like the US. An accomplished legal scholar, Saito traverses some familiar Read more...

 
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