Race and Inequality : The importance of the single case
Eddie Bruce-Jones speaks about scholarship on law and race in Germany and internationally. He stresses the importance of studying the single case for equality law, like the example of Oury Jalloh, a Black man who died in police custody in 2005 in Dessau/Germany, and its potential implications for the European Court of Human Rights. Rather than race being an US-centric category, Eddie Bruce Jones considers race a transhistoric and transnational concept that allows us to theorize similarities beyond geography and time. In a comparative as well as law and anthropology perspective, he explains how the concept of race is crucial in order to see how society is centrally structured around inequality.
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