The Alchemy of Race and Rights Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Patricia J. Williams
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What types of rights does Williams argue are the only kind present in the Constitution?

2. What does Williams say about how she was treated during her different social functions?

3. What does Williams say students started to send her after he spoke out?

4. What does Williams say was important for black students to do?

5. How did the Jewish student deface the portrait in Williams' story?

Short Essay Questions

1. What example illustrated that Williams believed the world had gone crazy?

2. What three features does American jurisprudence have according to Williams?

3. What three principles does Williams try to show that they interact, conflict, and interlock and what does she want to bridge the gap between?

4. What does Williams believe about the social contract in the United States in Part I, Chapter 2?

5. What was the response to the memo sent out by Williams?

6. What happened when African American men were walking through a white neighborhood in New York in the 1980's?

7. What does William argue that the court removes?

8. Why did one of Williams' students become angry?

9. What was the first attitude of whites according to Williams and why does this happen?

10. What does Williams believe is the real concept to consider?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the Critical Legal Studies movement, as well as its impact on the law in regards to race and rights.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the segregationist instinct and why Williams thinks two attitudes are involved in this instinct.

Essay Topic 3

Examine the two ideas of freedom, both the liberal and the radical and determine what Williams supports.

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