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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... must approach the world skeptically, Marx suggests, because, in ways that are
often extremely difficult to detect, all cultural phenomena—texts no less than
anything else—are the conscious or unconscious products of power relationships
Perhaps they never could.”6 What was disconcerting about this passage was not
just that the writer, a black woman, would make such a sweeping statement or
even that the white students I knew were no less bright than anyone else. I, at
such a conclusion about black women, much less promote it as a scholarly
achievement. Something again seemed out of balance. The Big “Click” Five
years ago came the final “click.” At the time I told one of my (then) deans that what
Would Williams have experienced less distress if the $1.99 dolls were of distinctly
inferior quality or if the store owner did not stock black dolls at all because of their
lower turnover? Finally, let us suppose that the black dolls regularly sold not ...
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