By re-writing US Supreme Court opinions that implicate critical dimensions of racial justice, Critical Race Judgments demonstrates that it's possible to be judge and a critical race theorist. Specific issues covered in these cases include the death penalty, employment, voting, policing, education, the environment, justice, housing, immigration, sexual orientation, segregation, and mass incarceration. While some rewritten cases – Plessy v. Ferguson (which constitutionalized Jim Crow) and Korematsu v. United States (which constitutionalized internment) – originally focused on race, many of the rewritten opinions – Lawrence v. Texas (which constitutionalized sodomy laws) and Roe v. Wade (which constitutionalized a woman's right to choose) – are used to incorporate racial justice principles in novel and important ways. This work is essential for everyone who needs to understand why critical race theory must be deployed in constitutional law to uphold and advance racial justice principles that are foundational to US democracy.
Ibram X. Kendi - author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist
Martha Minow - author of In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Constitutional Landmark, 300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University
Deborah N. Archer - President, ACLU, and Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Faculty Director, Center on Race, Law, and Inequality, NYU Law School
Sherrilyn Ifill - NAACP Legal Defense Fund President and Co-Director
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