A new book co-authored by University of Cincinnati College of Law Professor Felix Chang and UC European Studies Professor Sunnie Rucker-Chang takes a comparative look at the movements for — and expressions of — equality for two of the largest racialized minority groups in Europe and the U.S.
The book, "Roma Rights and Civil Rights: A Transatlantic Comparison," published recently by Cambridge University Press, examines the similarities and differences between the two movements.
“There are many commonalities between the Roma rights and civil rights,” said Professor Chang on the importance of this book. “In addition to the structural barriers faced by Roma and African Americans, these two movements are mutually illuminating.”
The book focuses on Roma rights in post-Communist Central and Southeast Europe from 1991, particularly during the European Union’s eastern enlargements, and the development of civil rights in the U.S.