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The Alchemy of Race and Rights Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part I, Excluding Voices, A Necklace of Thoughts on the Ideology of Style, Chapter 1, The Brass Ring and the Deep Blue Sea Summary

Patricia J. Williams
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Part I, Excluding Voices, A Necklace of Thoughts on the Ideology of Style, Chapter 1, The Brass Ring and the Deep Blue Sea Summary and Analysis

Patricia Williams hates being a lawyer. She practices and teaches commercial law and often finds herself confronted with heart-wrenching stories. Williams is a black woman and deeply sympathizes with the plight of women and blacks in the United States. She notes increasing crime rates, drug use, police brutality, and the like pervade the country. Racism penetrates even at the highest levels of culture, as demonstrated by the "inability" of Harvard to find more qualified black women to be professors.

The goal of the Alchemy of Race and Rights is to take a critical theory approach to rights, particularly to commercial and constitutional concerns...

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