Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory : The Key Writings That Formed the Movement

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In the past few years, a new generation of progressive intellectuals has dramatically transformed how law, race, and racial power are understood and discussed in America. Questioning the old assumptions of both liberals and conservatives with respect to the goals and the means of traditional civil rights reform, critical race theorists have presented new paradigms for understanding racial injustice and new ways of seeing the links between race, gender, sexual orientation, and class. This reader, edited by the principal founders and leading theoreticians of the critical race theory movement, gathers together for the first time the movement's most important essays.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 35.05mm | 921g
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1565842715
  • 9781565842717
  • 154,366

Table of contents

"Serving Two Masters", Derek Bell; "Race Consciousness", Garry Peller; "Case For Affirmative Action in Legal Academia", Duncan Kennedy; "Legitimizing Racial Descrimination", Alan Freeman; "Minority Critique of the Critical Legal Studies Movement", Harlton Dalton, "Critical Legal Studies and Reparations", Mari Matsuda; "Race, Reform and Retrenchment", Kimberle Crenshaw; "The Reconstructive Theology of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.", Anthony Cook; "Reckoning with Unconscious Racism", Charles Lawrence; "The Law of Race Relations", Gerald Torres; "Regrouping in Singular Times", Patricia Williams; "Intellectual Life in a Multicultural World", John Calmore; "A Critique of 'Our Constitution is Colour-Blind'", Neil Gotanda; "History of the Angelo Herndon Case", Kendall Thomas; "Whiteness as Property", Cheryl Harris; "The Boundaries of Race", Richard Ford; "Emperor's Clothes", Lani Guinier; "Saphire Bound" Regina Austin.
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"As of the publication of Critical Race Theory it will be unwise, if not impossible, to do any serious work on race without referencing this splendid collection."
-Toni Morrison

"A fundamental reference guide to any serious work on race."
-Amsterdam News

"Critical Race Theory is a compilation of provocative writings that challenges us to consider the relationship between race, the legal system, and society at large."
-Senator Bill Bradley
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About Kimberle Crenshaw

Kimberle Crenshaw is a professor of law at UCLA and Columbia School of Law in New York. Neil Gotanda is a professor of law at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California. Gary Peller is a professor of law at Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C. Kendall Thomas is a professor of law at Columbia School of Law in New York.
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