Hattery, Embrick, and Smith present a collection of essays that explore the ways in which issues of human rights and social inequality are shared globally. The editors focus on the United States' role in contributing to human rights violations both inside and outside its borders. Essays on contemporary issues such as immigration, colonialism, and reparations are used to illustrate how the U.S. and the rest of the world are inextricably linked in their relationships to human rights violations and social inequality.
Earl Smith is a professor of sociology and distinguished professor of ethnic studies at Wake Forest University. Angela J. Hattery is an associate professor of sociology at Wake Forest. David G. Embrick is an assistant professor at Loyola of Chicago.
Chapter 1 Chapter One: The New Global World: America's World and the World's America Part 2 Part I: Race/Racism in the United States Chapter 3 Chapter Two: "Look, a Negro": Reflections on the Human Rights Approach to Racial Inequality Chapter 4 Chapter Three: The Diversity Ideology: Keeping Major Transnational Corporations White and Male in an era of Globalization Part 5 Part II: Introduction to Reparations Chapters Chapter 6 Chapter Four: Jim Crow and the Case for Reparations: Lessons from the African Diaspora Chapter 7 Chapter Five: Bringing Down the House: Reparations, Universal Morality, Human Rights and Social Justice Chapter 8 Chapter Six: Paying for the Past: Prospects and Obstacles Facing Reparations Politics in the U.S. and South Africa Part 9 Part III: Introduction to Immigration Issues Chapter 10 Chapter Seven: Immigrant Rights as Human Rights Chapter 11 Chapter Eight: "Aliens", "Illegals" and Other Types of "Mexicanness": Examination of Racial Profiling in Border Policing Chapter 12 Chapter Nine: El Sueno Americano? Barriers to Homeownership for Mexican-Origin Populations Chapter 13 Chapter Ten: No Phone, No Vehicle, No English, and No Citizenship: The Vulnerability of Latino Immigrants in the United States Chapter 14 Chapter Eleven: Border Sexual Conquest: A Framework for Gendered and Racial Sexual Violence Chapter 15 Chapter Twelve: Israeli Fashion and Palestinian Labor during the Intifada Part 16 Part IV: Introduction to The Intersection Between Global and Local Human Rights Chapter 17 Chapter Thirteen: Constitutions and Human Rights Chapter 18 Chapter Fourteen: Twenty-First Century Globalization and the Social Forum Process: Building Today's Global Justice and Equality Movement Chapter 19 Chapter Fifteen: The Globalization of the U. S. Prison Industrial Complex Chapter 20 Chapter Sixteen: America's World and the World's America: Conclusions and recommendations for addressing inequalities and human rights violations