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The miner's canary : enlisting race, resisting power, transforming democracy

Author: Lani Guinier; Gerald Torres
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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. Now, in a powerful and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lani Guinier; Gerald Torres
ISBN: 0674010841 9780674010840
OCLC Number: 59331033
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
"Based on The Nathan I. Huggins lectures."
Description: 392 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Political race and magical realism --
A critique of colorblindness --
Race as a political space --
Rethinking conventions of zero-sum power --
Enlisting race to resist hierarchy --
The problem democracy is supposed to solve --
Whiteness of a different color? --
Watching the canary.
Responsibility: Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres.

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