Great ideas about race and power but very dense and a bit repetitive Sorry for not returning your Copy Professor Torres But the book was great some of the most amazing insight into blackwhite binary that we ve created in the county Also amazing work on creating a theoretical Ratscalibur lens for said binary This book is far too complex to summarize in a few sentences So Il just suggest people read it It offers a smart critical ook at the nature of power and the realities of race in the United States offering radical ideas for transforming our notions Of Power Race And power race and effective exercise of democracy It also offers an excellent definition of racism that emphasizes its institutional rather than individual manifestations Racism is acuiescence in and accommodation to racialized hierarchies governing resource distribution and resource generation Racism treats the ineuitable distribution generation and transfer or resources as normal natural and fair I l be digesting the many insights Guinier and Torres offer in this work for some time to come Racism ocates the dominant explanation for the depressed socioeconomic health and educational condition of people of color and their over representation in the criminal justice system in the character of the people themselves rather than in the structures of power that create the "conditions of their ives 292This book presents an elegant and effective deconstruction of institutionalized oppression The invocation of the " of their A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent lives 292This book presents an elegant and effective deconstruction of institutionalized oppression The invocation of the s canary as a metaphor is brilliant It foregrounds a preoccupation with blaming the canary rather than investigating the mine especially for those who are racially marginalized and it extends the struggle beyond the most vulnerable to all of those concerned with social injustice in thearger community The present race based revolution inspired me to seek out My Jihad: The True Story of An American Mujahid's Amazing Journey from Usama Bin Laden's Training Camps to Counterterrorism with the FBI and CIA literature aimed to deepen my understanding of the systemic racism people of color face After googling anti racist bookists I kept coming to The Miner s Canary which to The content deserves four stars but since reading this book was a The Book of Leviathan littleike wading knee deep through a swamp I have demoted it to three starsThe information was. Like the canaries that alerted miners to a poisonous atmosphere issues of race point to underlying problems in society that ultimately affect everyone not just minorities Addressing these issues is essential Ignoring racial differences race blindness has failed Focusing on individual achievement has diverted us from tackling pervasive ineualities Now in a powerful and challenging book Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres propose a radical new way to confront race in the twenty first centuryGiven the complex relationship between race and power ,
Aberration the fault as far as I can tell eually of the intentional deliberate racist and those ives have been made harder by our heartbreaking history Or as the book puts it dryly The discourse of colorblindness focuses on managing the appearance of formal euality without worrying "overmuch about the conseuences of real world ineuality Proponents of a colorblind ethos define freedom and euality exclusively in terms " about the conseuences of real world ineuality Proponents of a colorblind ethos define freedom and euality exclusively in terms the autonomous some would say atomized individual The individual has no historical antecedents no important social relationships and no political commitments 39 And that approach not only ocates the problem in the antecedents no important social relationships and no political commitments 39 And that approach not only ocates the problem in the but it شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى locates the remedy there as well All that is necessary to overcome racism is for an individual to become better informed about different racial groups 43 If we do not shift theocus of conversation to make visible the effects of such deeply held but unspoken attitudes they will tend to normalize ineuality We will all then tend to normalize ineuality 44 It s The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) like they knew what Bill O Reilly would say on The Daily Show 12 yearsater full throatedly denying there is such a thing as white privilege or certain talking heads blaming the unarmed victims of police shootings for their own deaths or the current debate about the proper basis for Batson challenges Its description of the problem was great its suggestion for the solution Riding Hard lost me a bit The authors recommend embracing magical realism and something they call political race as a countermove a piece I didn t really understand Yes in a democracy coalitions are necessary and imagination is powerful but I didn t really get what that means in practice It was eerie reading explications and rejections of arguments the United States Supreme Court would embrace not thatong afterwards Not sure it wouldn t have been better as a set of essays than presented as a single text but it was a good book worth reading recommended by author of Troublemakers Chapter 4 Rethinking Conventions of Zero Sum Power is what s up Really talks about insideroutsider dynamics and what happens to those of us on the inside trying hard to effectively make change within the system. And the struggle of black workers in North Carolina for fair working conditions that drew on the strength and won the support of the entire ocal communityThe aim of political race is not merely to remedy racial injustices but to create truly participatory democracy where people of all races feel empowered to effect changes that will improve conditions for everyone In a book that is ultimately not only aspirational but inspirational Guinier and Torres envision a social justice movement that could transform the nature of democracy in Ameri. ,
Summary The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy (The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures),
Great and I ike the main idea of using a race conscious ens through which to analyze and then transform social political and Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students legal structures and power distribution The breakdown of the different dimensions of power was great and offers a very useful framework to use when discussing and analyzing powerThe downside the book s major concept of political race is not actually defined until about 100 pages in and even then the definition was not entirely adeuate The book did aot of describing aspects of the political race project and what it was meant to accomplish but I am still ILLERAMMA Kathalu left with some confusion about what exactly this term means Other ideas are tediously over explained Though the ideas themselves are engaging the writing is stiff and boring making this book a chore to read Given the importance of the ideas in this book it seemsike a engaging book would be in this book it seems American Literature Student Text like a engaging book would be effective tool for social change Cause it doesn t matter how spot on you are if no one reads your book A thoughtful discussion of structural racism with tangible examples that stick Not many non fiction books can be described as a page turner but this one is Iiked portions of this book a great deal Its critiue of colorblindness was well done The good professors suggest that neoconservatives have Cheyenne: A Sweet Historical Romance long beenaying the groundwork to reject race as a meaningful category That effort claims noble roots the attempt to eliminate the explicit The Battle of Maldon and Other Old English Poems legal apparatus of institutionalized racism It also embraces what the United States Supreme Court ignored in Plessy that putting formally neutralaws on the books that themselves stigmatize is racist Go them What that neoconservative critiue assumes out of existence is that racism didn t and doesn t just express itself through E.E. Cummings: The Art of His Poetry laws on the books it s woven into the way burdens and benefits ofife in America are distributed though they acknowledge it is not the only thread in the tapestry The first step seems na ve but mostly harmless though a ittle high #handed who is some random political theorist to tell folks what part of their identity is important to them But the #who is some random political theorist to tell folks what part of their identity is important to them But the step the second ess harmless The second step makes racism a personal. N America engaging race means engaging standard winner take all hierarchies of power as well Terming their concept political race Guinier and Torres call for the building of grass roots cross racial coalitions to remake those structures of power by fostering public participation in politics and reforming the process of democracy Their illuminating and moving stories of political race in action include the coalition of Hispanic and black eaders who devised the Texas Ten Percent Plan to establish euitable state college admissions criteria. .