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Adolescence, Discrimination, and the Law: Addressing Dramatic Shifts in Equality Jurisprudence

Roger J.R. Levesque


In the wake of the civil rights movement, the legal system dramatically changed its response to discrimination based on race, gender, and other characteristics. It is now showing signs of yet another dramatic shift, as it moves from considering difference to focusing on neutrality. Rather than seeking to counter subjugation through special protections for groups that have been historically (and currently) disadvantaged, the Court now adopts a “colorblind” approach. Equality now means treating everyone the same way. This book explores these shifts and the research used to support civil rights c ... More

Keywords: civil rights movement, race discrimination, gender discrimination, legal equality, adolescents, racial minorities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479815586
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479815586.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger J.R. Levesque, author