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Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

Abstract

Three Cs: Celebration, Caution, and Challenge. Three C's of both worry and hope. The first C is to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement's accomplishments, then and now-the innumerable ways as the movement broadened it has bettered the daily lives of communities of color and, indeed, all Americans. The second C is caution-to caution against the dismantling of civil rights fueled in part by the conservative New Federalism. The third C is challenge-to envision our role in justice struggles in the post-September 11th Bush-Ashcroft era and, specifically, to think hard about what "Civil Rights" now means and why "Reclaiming Civil Rights' in these "Uncivil Times" may be the justice imperative for the decade.

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