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The Alchemy of Race and Rights Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part IV, The Incorruptible Simplicity of Being: A String of Crystalline Parables Summary

Patricia J. Williams
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Part IV, The Incorruptible Simplicity of Being: A String of Crystalline Parables Summary and Analysis

While watching television, Williams encounters the story of a man who people claim is the black reincarnation of Elvis. Williams wonders whether a white man would ever pretend to be a reincarnated black man. Yet this is just another one of her "brown spills" that the world hates. To Williams the world has gone crazy. She illustrates this with the case of a pregnant woman in prison who sues the state because her child should not be in prison, making use of a Missouri anti-abortion statute. The imprisoned woman has been forced to make use of a statute assigning fetuses rights and thereby enslaving the woman to the state. It is enough to drive Williams crazy.

In the newspaper, Williams reads about a...

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