The Resource Loving

Loving

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Loving
Title
Loving
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Subject
Summary
The landmark story of how interracial love and marriage changed American history—and continues to alter the landscape of American politics When Mildred and Richard Loving wed in 1958, they were ripped from their shared bed and taken to court. Their crime: miscegenation, punished by exile from their home state of Virginia. The resulting landmark decision of Loving v. Virginia ended bans on interracial marriage and remains a signature case—the first to use the words “white supremacy” to describe such racism. Drawing from the earliest chapters in US history, legal scholar Sheryll Cashin reveals the enduring legacy of America’s original sin, tracing how we transformed from a country without an entrenched construction of race to a nation where one drop of nonwhite blood merited exclusion from full citizenship. In vivid detail, she illustrates how the idea of whiteness was created by the planter class of yesterday and is reinforced by today’s power-hungry dog-whistlers to divide struggling whites and people of color, ensuring plutocracy and undermining the common good. Not just a hopeful treatise on the future of race relations in America, Loving challenges the notion that trickle-down progressive politics is our only hope for a more inclusive society. Accessible and sharp, Cashin reanimates the possibility of a future where interracial understanding serves as a catalyst of a social revolution ending not in artificial color blindness but in a culture where acceptance and difference are celebrated
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Cashin, Sheryll
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
  • History
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Loving
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:734f9b89-0349-4fdd-a297-213740cd450c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780807058268
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Loving
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:734f9b89-0349-4fdd-a297-213740cd450c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780807058268
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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