Up From Pseudolaws

UP FROM PSEUDOLAWS:  A CIVIL RIGHTS WINDOW ON THE PRINCIPLES OF GOOD GOVERNMENT

Paul F. deLespinasse

Adrian College
Adrian, Michigan 49221

pdelespinass@adrian.edu

pdeles@proaxis.com

Copyright © 1999 by Paul F. deLespinasse

I placed this work on-line in 1999 under what was a somewhat misleading working title,  “Wrong Turn:  A Sympathetic Critique of the Civil Rights Movement.”  The work was and is about 95% sympathetic and 5% critical,  so I think the new title is much more accurate.  The former title still shows up in the individual chapters. 

I am going to revise this work and put it out as a Kindle book.  Any comments, criticisms,  or suggestions are welcome, and can be sent to me through either of the e-mail addresses above.

Appendix B is an unpublished article I wrote about 1971 while on sabbatical as a Fellow in Law and Political Science at the Harvard Law School.  Since it deals with an issue that has gotten a lot of attention recently,  I am adding it to the original manuscript.

Table of Contents

·         Chapter 1. A Time For Reflection

·         Chapter 2. Unholy Mess: Race Relations Before the Mid- twentieth Century

·         Chapter 3. The Civil Rights Movement as a Force For Progress

·         Chapter 4. The Civil Rights Movement Loses Its Way

·         Chapter 5. Antidiscrimination Law: Backwards On The Road To Progress

·         Chapter 6. Race, Law, and Economics: The Consequences of Abandoning Antidiscrimination Law

·         Chapter 7. Where Do We Go From Here?

·         Appendix A. A Dialogue on "Hate Crimes"

·         Appendix B.  Behind Every Policeman,  A Fair Witness (Written in 1971)

 

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