By Jonathan Bean | Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 5:25 PM PDT | Comments Off on 50 Years of Mischief: The Triumph and Trashing of the Civil Rights Act
The Civil Rights Act was not a perfect law—no law is perfect–but it did embody two principles of the long civil rights movement: First, the individual (not the group) is the measure of justice. Secondly, nondiscrimination is mandatory for the government and worth pursuing in our private lives. If policymakers had enforced the Civil Rights Act in good faith, time might have eroded the tendency to view others as members of a group, rather than as individuals.
Tags: affirmative action, Affirmative Action, civil rights, Discrimination, Employment, History, individualism, Inequality, race, Race and Liberty in America
By Jonathan Bean | Friday July 10, 2009 at 6:28 AM PDT | 0 Comments
Over at Reason.com, Damon Root has a review of my new book Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader (University Press of Kentucky, in association with the Independent Institute). It is available here and here (Amazon is currently discounting). The softcover is priced for classroom adoption and general readership, and as blurb-writer Juan...
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Tags: affirmative action, American History, classical liberalism, Immigration, Jonathan Bean, race, Racism
By David Beito | Tuesday April 8, 2008 at 6:43 AM PDT | 0 Comments
Be it enacted,...That no freedman, free negro or mulatto, not in the military service of the United States government, and not licensed by the board of police of his or her county, shall keep or carry firm-arms of any kind, or any ammunition, dirk or bowie knife....and it shall be the duty of every...
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Tags: race, Second Amendment
By Jonathan Bean | Tuesday December 11, 2007 at 6:53 PM PDT | 0 Comments
Recently, I wrote a column on libertarian publisher R.C. Hoiles for the Freedom Communication newspaper chain, including the Orange County (California) Register. Hoiles founded this chain and fought for liberty in all its many forms, including racial liberty. He is profiled in my forthcoming book Race and Liberty: The Classical Liberal Tradition of Civil...
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Tags: civil rights, Immigration, Politics, race, segregation, War