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Barry Law Library has hundreds of books about racial and social justice. Click here for a list. Some of these books are:
Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law by
Publication Date: 2020-03-10
How taking Indigenous sovereignty seriously can help dismantle the structural racism encountered by other people of color in the United States 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 Angloamerican 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.
Social Justice and Library Work by
Publication Date: 2017-10-06
Although they may not have always been explicitly stated, library work has always had normative goals. Until recently, such goals have largely been abstract; they are things like knowledge creation, education, forwarding science, preserving history, supporting democracy, and safeguarding civilization. The modern spirit of social and cultural critique, however, has focused our attention on the concrete, material relationships that determine human potentiality and opportunity, and library workers are increasingly seeing the institution of the library, as well as library work, as embedded in a web of relations that extends beyond the library's traditional sphere of influence. In light of this critical consciousness, more and more library and information science professionals are coming to see themselves as change agents and front-line advocates of social justice issues. This book will serve as a guide for those library workers and related information professionals that disregard traditional ideas of "library neutrality" and static, idealized conceptions of Western culture. The book will work as an entry point for those just forming a consciousness oriented towards social justice work and will be also be of value to more experienced "transformative library workers" as an up-to-date supplement to their praxis.
They Can't Kill Us All by
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it. Conducting hundreds of interviews during the course of over one year reporting on the ground, Washington Post writer Wesley Lowery traveled from Ferguson, Missouri, to Cleveland, Ohio; Charleston, South Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland; and then back to Ferguson to uncover life inside the most heavily policed, if otherwise neglected, corners of America today. In an effort to grasp the magnitude of the repose to Michael Brown's death and understand the scale of the problem police violence represents, Lowery speaks to Brown's family and the families of other victims other victims' families as well as local activists. By posing the question, "What does the loss of any one life mean to the rest of the nation?" Lowery examines the cumulative effect of decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs. Studded with moments of joy, and tragedy, They Can't Kill Us All offers a historically informed look at the standoff between the police and those they are sworn to protect, showing that civil unrest is just one tool of resistance in the broader struggle for justice. As Lowery brings vividly to life, the protests against police killings are also about the black community's long history on the receiving end of perceived and actual acts of injustice and discrimination. They Can't Kill Us All grapples with a persistent if also largely unexamined aspect of the otherwise transformative presidency of Barack Obama: the failure to deliver tangible security and opportunity to those Americans most in need of both.
Understanding Civil Rights Litigation by
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
"This book provides an overview of civil rights and constitutional litigation under Section 1983 and its Bivens federal counterpart. The book is written for courses on Civil Rights Litigation and Federal Courts"-- Provided by publisher.
- American Indian Law Collection
- Brennan Center for Justice Publications at NYU School of Law
- Civil Rights and Social Justice
- European Centre for Minority Issues
- Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covers today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games. Provides overviews of topics, court cases, and pro/con viewpoints.
Barry University law students and faculty can access these databases from the Law Library's Databases page.
Barry University law students and faculty can access these journals through HeinOnline from the Law Library's Databases page.
- Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review
- Boston College Journal of Law and Social Justice
- Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice
- Civil Rights in the United States
- Civil Rights Journal
- Civil Rights and Social Justice
- Columbia Journal of Race and Law
- Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice
- DePaul Journal for Social Justice
- George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal
- Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives
- Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal
- Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
- Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal
- Howard Human & Civil Rights Law Review
- Howard Scroll: The Social Justice Law Review
- Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development
- Journal of Gender, Race & Justice
- Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty
- Law, Social Justice and Global Development Journal (LGD)
- Michigan Journal of Race & Law
- New Perspectives
- Public Space: The Journal of Law and Social Justice
- Race and Justice
- Race Relations Law Reporter
- Race Relations Law Survey
- Rutgers Race & the Law Review
- Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice
- Seattle Journal for Social Justice
- Social Justice and Equity Law Journal
- Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice
- Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
- Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review
- Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice
- Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights
- UC Davis Social Justice Law Review
- University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class
- University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review
- University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
- Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice
- Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race
- William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice
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