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Published online: May 30, 2021

American Race Relations and the Legacy of British Colonialism

Kuangran Li & Wei Shen
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Law School 1954 Huashan Road Shanghai 200030 P.R. China.
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British colonial policies have led to stratified societies all over the world and America is no exception. But America is unique in transiting to an equal society and constructing the legal framework to achieve a fair society, even though not completely successful. What distinguishes America from other British colonies is the tradition of rule of law. Perhaps this tradition is also the most priceless heritage that the Britain left for America. Currently, racial discrimination and racial equality protests spread across America. This book provides valuable insights for understanding the divided America.

Keywords : Race, British Colonialism, Rule of Law, US Constitution, Divided Society

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