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By Marilyn Nelson

In 1955, humans all around the usa knew that Emmett Louis until used to be a fourteen-year-old African American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white girl in Mississippi. The brutality of his homicide, the open-casket funeral, and the acquittal of the boys attempted for the crime drew huge media attention.

Award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson reminds us of the boy whose destiny helped spark the civil rights circulation. This martyr’s wreath, woven from a little-known yet refined kind of poetry, demanding situations us to talk out opposed to modern day injustices, to “speak what we see.”

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Ibid. 76. Anthony Clark Arend, “Do Legal Rules Matter? International Law and International Politics,” Virginia Journal of International Law 38 (1998): 107–29. 77. Ibid. 78. Andrew Moravcik, “The Origins of Human Rights Regimes: Democratic Delegation in Postwar Europe,” International Organization 54 (2000): 217–52. 79. Robert O. Keohane, “International Institutions: Two Approaches,” International Studies Quarterly 32 (1988): 379–82. 80. : Cornell University Press, 1998). 81. Ibid. See esp. 887–917.

Furthermore, Bush publicly protested the Tiananmen Square crackdown while privately sending assurances that relations would continue with Beijing. When there was no conflict of interest, Bush did act on human rights grounds. S. military action. He charged that while the international community sat back and waited for sanctions to have effect, Hussein “systematically raped, pillaged, and plundered a tiny nation no threat to his own. S. S. 70 In the realm of treaty law, Bush’s record was mixed. He signed and sent to the Senate the UN Convention against Torture and obtained consent to ratify that treaty as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which had been signed by Carter.

Jack Donnelly, International Human Rights, 2nd ed. : Westview Press, 1998), 20. Marie-Benedicte Dembour, “Human Rights Talk and Anthropological Ambivalence: The Particular Contexts of Universal Claims,” in Inside and Outside the Law: Anthropological Studies of Authority and Ambiguity, ed. Olivia Harris (New York: Routledge, 1996), 35. S. S. Foreign Policy,” Journal of Intergroup Relations 26 (1999): 30–31. See, generally, David P. Forsythe, Human Rights and Comparative Foreign Policy (New York: United Nations University Press, 2000).

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