Selected as one of The New York Times Sunday Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2011
Ford persuasively argues that while the Civil Rights Movement brought about great good in the United States, civil rights laws are now being applied to produce unjust and even perverse ends . . . Sharp and engaging . . . Ford is consistently measured and thought-provoking.
Richard Thompson Ford, Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Read excerpts from Rights Gone Wrong available online at Slate:
- How the Civil Rights Movement Led to a Ban on Ladies’ Night
- Why It’s Not Always Best to Treat Education as a Civil Right
- Why Civil Rights Lawsuits are Becoming Irrelevant in the Fight for Social Justice
Read the review of Rights Gone Wrong at Kirkus Reviews.