Toxic Diversity: Race, Gender, and Law Talk in America
NYU Press, 2005 - 335 páginas
Toxic Diversity offers an invigorating view of race, gender, and law in America. Analyzing the work of preeminent legal scholars such as Patricia Williams, Derrick Bell, Lani Guinier, and Richard Delgado, Dan Subotnik argues that race and gender theorists poison our social and intellectual environment by almost deliberately misinterpreting racial interaction and data and turning white males into victimizers. Far from energizing women and minorities, Subotnik concludes, theorists divert their energies from implementing America's social justice agenda.
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Race, Gender, and Law Talk in America Dan Subotnik ... Consider at another
level the executive director of Asian Americans for Equality, who recently spoke
about the vast numbers of foreign-born New Yorkers who “use cash, don't own a
Beyond the Pale Perhaps nothing is as painful as being invisible in a white
society like America. “I might as well be a stage prop,” laments Frank Wu, a
critical race theorist, an Asian American law professor, and the author of Yellow:
Race in ...
is the American way of breaking the ice. But in his case, he complains, there is
often a follow-up question when he answers “Detroit”: “Where are you really from
?” For Wu, the question marks the alienness of the Asian American, an
African-Americans and Latinos and poor whites are told, “look at those Asians—
anyone can make it in this country if they really try.” This blame is justified by the
meritocratic thesis supposedly proven by the example of Asian Americans.
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