Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history /

"In Mea Culpa, Steven W. Bender examines how the United States' collective shame about its past has shaped the evolution of law and behavior. We regret slavery and segregationist Jim Crow laws: we craft our legislation in response to that regret. By examining policies and practices that af...

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Main Author: Bender, Steven, (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York ; London : New York University Press, [2015]
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Table of Contents:
  • Regret : frameworks for prediction
  • What dehumanization predicts : the landscapes of future regret
  • Aliens, illegals, wetbacks, and anchor babies : the dehumanization of immigrant workers and their families
  • Beasts of burden : farmworkers in the U.S. field of dreams
  • The wages of poverty : inequality, welfare queens, and the homeless
  • Sexuality and dehumanization : homophobia in U.S. law and life
  • Dehumanizing criminals : the monsters of death row
  • Flying while Muslim : "ragheads" and human rights
  • From slavery to the New Jim Crow of mass incarceration : the ongoing dehumanization of African Americans
  • You've come a long way, baby? : gender and dehumanization
  • International dehumanization
  • Conclusion : a blueprint for humanization through compassion.