New Book Explores How Individuality Could Be The Core Of Civil Rights

Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 12:20pm
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The phrase “civil rights” evokes so many elements of recent American history — from equality efforts for African-Americans in the mid 20th century to current attempts to reinforce and create protections for LGBTQ people — and there has been a tendency to associate those protections to groups of people, rather than individuals.

As part of his new book "Outsiders: Why Difference Is the Future of Civil Rights," ASU Law Professor Zachary Kramer explores, in part, how individuality could be at the core of civil rights. He even uses the phrase "a right to personality."

The Show spoke with Kramer and asked him about how many revised statutes we’d need if civil rights were applied to every person individually.

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