Race and Human Rights

Race and Human Rights

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The terrorist attacks against U.S. targets on September 11, 2001, and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, sparked an intense debate about qhuman rights.q According to contributors to this provocative book, the discussion of human rights to date has been far too narrow. They argue that any conversation about human rights in the United States must include equal rights for all residents. Essays examine the historical and intellectual context for the modern debate about human rights, the racial implications of the war on terrorism, the intersection of racial oppression, and the national security state. Others look at the Pinkerton detective agency as a forerunner of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the role of Africa in posta€“World War II American attempts at empire-building, and the role of immigration as a human rights issue.Given this brief overview of the economic and political consequences of immigration, how should blacks and their leaders approach the issue of immigration? As I indicated in the essay with Shulman, I think black leaders were derelict in their responsibilities to address this ... annual level of legal immigration , limits on the admission of unskilled adults, and a concerted effort to stop illegal immigration (U.S.anbsp;...

Title:Race and Human Rights
Author:Curtis Stokes
Publisher:MSU Press - 2008-10-16


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