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Reconstruction and Racial Nativism: Chinese Immigrants and the Debates on the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments and Civil Rights Laws

by John Hayakawa Torok

The Reconstruction amendments and civil rights law historically have been viewed in the context of African American emancipation, naturalization, and enfranchisement. However, Chinese immigrants’ pres...

A Statistical Analysis of Asian Americans and the Affirmative Action Hiring of Law School Faculty

by Alfred C. Yen

Law schools have long implemented affirmative action faculty hiring practices to remedy past discrimination, increase diversity, and provide role models for students of color. However, there is a grow...

Asian Americans in the Legal Academy: An Empirical and Narrative Profile

by Pat K. Chew

Although scholars have researched law faculty in general, and some underrepresented groups in particular, Asian American law faculty as a group have been overlooked until now. In this Article, the aut...

Moral Responsibility to Filipino Amerasians: Potential Immigration and Child Support Alternatives

by Elizabeth Kolby

Filipino Amerasian children, because they are biracial and also often the illegitimate children of prostitutes, are subjected to dire economic circumstances and social discrimination in the Philippine...

Tortuous Path, Elusive Goal: The Asian Quest for American Citizenship

by Charles J. McClain

During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, American citizenship was not available to many Asians who immigrated to this country. However, many of these immigrants actively sought Ameri...

When the “Coloreds” Are Neither Black nor Citizens: The United States Civil Rights Movement and Global Migration

by William R. Tamayo

In this time of great national concern over the control of American borders and the legal and social status of immigrants, the traditional Civil Rights Movement is at a crucial stage. In this Article,...

Accent Discrimination and the Test of Spoken English: A Call for an Objective Assessment of the Comprehensibility of Nonnative Speakers

by Beatrice Bich-Dao Nguyen

Immigrants to the United States have been a source of national pride, but also the object of national prejudice. At times, employers have used claims of “unintelligible English” to deny jobs to accent...

Review Essay: Community Lawyering

Rebellious Lawyering: One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice
by Gerald P. Lopez. Reviewed by Angelo N. Ancheta

Garcia v. Spun Steak Co.: Speak-English-Only Rules and the Demise of Workplace Pluralism

by Edward M. Chen

The increasing number of Asian Pacific Islander and Latino immigrants to the United States has fueled the recent swell of litigation over language rights in the workplace. Under Title VII of the Civil...

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June 2011

Volume 18

Volume 18 was produced during the 2010-2011 school year.


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