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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... but to question it.”2 Why should we face our world with skepticism? Because
exercising doubt offers the best evidence available that we are alive? Indeed,
many scholars understand Descartes's “Cogito ergo sum” as “I doubt therefore I
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the valuable service of calling her grim views of women's lives into question.
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Other, more subtle, questions arise as well. Is it ethical to have, let alone express,
preferences for gender and race in adoption matters? Is Williams, the critical race
theorist and storyteller, credible when she claims indifference to the race of an ...
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 observation he prominently records in his
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