The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy (The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures) (epub / Pdf) author Lani Guinier


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The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy (The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures)

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 i Racism locates 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 lives 292This book presents an elegant and effective deconstruction of institutionalized oppression The invocation of the miner 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 the larger community

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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 local 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 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 Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series happens to those of us on the inside trying Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark hard to effectively make change within the system

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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 leaders who devised the Texas Ten Percent Plan to establish euitable state college admissions criteria 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 lens for said binary


10 thoughts on “The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy (The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures)

  1. says:

    Racism locates the dominant explanation for the depressed socioeconomic health and educational condition of people of color

  2. says:

    Great ideas about race and power but very dense and a bit repetitive

  3. says:

    I liked portions of this book a great deal Its critiue of colorblindness was well done The good professors suggest that neoconservat

  4. says:

    The present race based revolution inspired me to seek out literature aimed to deepen my understanding of the systemic racism people of color face After googling anti racist book lists I kept coming to The Miner's Canary which to me is a sign that I should start here Now I was expecting an autobiographical account or some sort of

  5. says:

    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 lens for said binary

  6. says:

    recommended by author of Troublemakers

  7. says:

    The content deserves four stars but since reading this book was a little like wading knee deep through a swamp I have demoted it to t

  8. says:

    This book is far too complex to summarize in a few sentences So I'll just suggest people read it It offers a smart critical look 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 the effective exercise of democracy It also offers an excellent definition of racism that emphasizes its institutional rather than individual manifestations Racism is acuies

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    A thoughtful discussion of structural racism with tangible examples that stick Not many non fiction books can be described as a page turner bu

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