Author Bender, Steven, author
Title Mea culpa : lessons on law and regret from U.S. history / Steven W. Bender
Imprint New York ; London : New York University Press, [2015]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  KF4749 .B39 2015    AVAILABLE    30520020805231
Descript ix, 241 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-235) and index
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 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
Subject Human rights -- United States -- History
Regret -- Political aspects -- United States -- History
United States -- Social policy -- Moral and ethical aspects
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- Moral and ethical aspects
Discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History
Marginality, Social -- Political aspects -- United States -- History