Outsiders: Why difference is the future of civil rights

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Abstract

Chapter 1 examines the stories and cases of three women, each of whom was unsuccessful in her attempt to use civil rights laws to redress an individual wrong. The transition from old to new discrimination is a story about identity. Despite their different jobs and distinct life experiences, the women in Chapter 1 share a common bond. They are outsiders. Discrimination evolves. While it used to be aimed at discrete outsider groups, discrimination is increasingly about the individual. And existing civil rights law is not equipped to deal with this shift. We need a new language to explain modern discrimination. Religious discrimination law holds the key.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages230
ISBN (Electronic)9780190682743
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Identity
  • New discrimination
  • Old discrimination
  • Rights
  • Social change
  • Wrongs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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