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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 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 Untitled (The Trials of Apollo, 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 Extracted 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 Mr. Miller: ¿Cuándo el depredador se volvió la presa? (Spanish Edition) of people Musika airean (Literatura) of color and their The Magicians Wife over representation in the criminal justice system in the character Power And Prosperity of the people themselves rather than in the structures High Stakes (Vampire Beach, of power that create the conditions Half to Death of their lives 292This book presents an elegant and effective deconstruction Geronimo of institutionalized Must Love Breeches (Must Love, oppression The invocation Το καφενείο των τρελλών 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 When Science Fails of those concerned with social injustice in the larger community

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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 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 personal development book; however this was clearly not the goal of the authors Instead they laid out the systemic nature of racism and outlined ideas of how to change things locally and nationally Occasionally the book got into some legal terminologyworkings that were difficult to understand but so much new information I was unaware of was also presented My favorite parts of the book were the vignettes interwoven with the chapters that mixed life experiences with racism and local and national movements the impacted change My belief is that influential books like influential people fall into our lives unexpectedly The Miner's Canary followed suit in being a totally unexpected lesson that I am glad I heard Studying the Novel of power as well Terming their concept political race Guinier and Torres call for the building Quiéreme menos pero quiéreme bien (Volumen independiente) of grass roots cross racial coalitions to remake those structures Theories of International Politics and Zombies of power by fostering public participation in politics and reforming the process L'amour foudre of democracy Their illuminating and moving stories Panjamon of political race in action include the coalition Filip - dječak bez imena of Hispanic and black leaders who devised the Texas Ten Percent Plan to establish euitable state college admissions criteria The present race based revolution inspired me to seek Los últimos caminos de Antonio Machado: De Collioure a Sevilla (F. COLECCION) out literature aimed to deepen my understanding Astonishing X-Men of the systemic racism people Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration 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 Red Mercury Blues or some sort Mil veces tú (Secretos y confesiones 1) of personal development book; however this was clearly not the goal The Great Game of the authors Instead they laid Soldados del Multiverso: Guerreros del pasado (Guerras del Multiverso nº 2) out the systemic nature Diccionario Akal de la Antigüedad hispana (Diccionarios) of racism and LPAC versión Martina: Ley 39/2015, de 1 de octubre, del Procedimiento Administrativo Común de las Administraciones Públicas. Texto Legal (Derecho - Práctica Jurídica) outlined ideas Palestina, zure mina (Taupadak) of how to change things locally and nationally Occasionally the book got into some legal terminologyworkings that were difficult to understand but so much new information I was unaware Facha of was also presented My favorite parts TRILOGÍA COMPLETA UN GIN TONIC, POR FAVOR of the book were the vignettes interwoven with the chapters that mixed life experiences with racism and local and national movements the impacted change My belief is that influential books like influential people fall into Fil. Filosofía. Aula 3D - 9788468229485 our lives unexpectedly The Miner's Canary followed suit in being a totally unexpected lesson that I am glad I heard

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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 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 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'll be digesting the many insights Guinier and Torres offer in this work for some time to come When Science Fails of black workers in North Carolina for fair working conditions that drew It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy on the strength and won the support EUSKARA ADIBIDEZ 4 LEHEN HEZKUNTZA IKASLIBURUA JAKINTZAREN BIDEAK ARINDU BIZKARRA of the entire local communityThe aim Studying the Novel of political race is not merely to remedy racial injustices but to create truly participatory democracy where people Quiéreme menos pero quiéreme bien (Volumen independiente) of all races feel empowered to effect changes that will improve conditions for everyone In a book that is ultimately not Theories of International Politics and Zombies only aspirational but inspirational Guinier and Torres envision a social justice movement that could transform the nature L'amour foudre of democracy in Ameri This book is far too complex to summarize in a few sentences So I'll just suggest people read it It Panjamon offers a smart critical look at the nature Filip - dječak bez imena of power and the realities Los últimos caminos de Antonio Machado: De Collioure a Sevilla (F. COLECCION) of race in the United States Astonishing X-Men offering radical ideas for transforming Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration our notions Red Mercury Blues of power race and the effective exercise Mil veces tú (Secretos y confesiones 1) of democracy It also The Great Game offers an excellent definition Soldados del Multiverso: Guerreros del pasado (Guerras del Multiverso nº 2) 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 Diccionario Akal de la Antigüedad hispana (Diccionarios) or resources as normal natural and fair I'll be digesting the many insights Guinier and Torres LPAC versión Martina: Ley 39/2015, de 1 de octubre, del Procedimiento Administrativo Común de las Administraciones Públicas. Texto Legal (Derecho - Práctica Jurídica) offer in this work for some time to come


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 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


  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 neoconservatives have long been laying the groundwork to reject race as a meaningful category That effort claims noble roots the attempt to eliminate the explicit legal apparatus of institutionalized racism It also embraces what the United States Supreme Court ignored in Plessy that putting formally neutral laws 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 laws on the books; it’s woven into the way burdens and benefits of life in America are distributed though they acknowledge it is not the only thread in the tapestry The first step seems naïve but mostly harmless though a little high handed; who is some random political theorist to tell folks what part of their identity is important to them? But the second step the second less harmless The second step makes racism a personal aberration the fault as far as I can tell eually of the intentional deliberate racist and those lives 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 of 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 locates the problem in the individual but it 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 the locus 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 like they knew what Bill O’Reilly would say on The Daily Show 12 years later 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 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 that long 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


  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 personal development book; however this was clearly not the goal of the authors Instead they laid out the systemic nature of racism and outlined ideas of how to change things locally and nationally Occasionally the book got into some legal terminologyworkings that were difficult to understand but so much new information I was unaware of was also presented My favorite parts of the book were the vignettes interwoven with the chapters that mixed life experiences with racism and local and national movements the impacted change My belief is that influential books like influential people fall into our lives unexpectedly The Miner's Canary followed suit in being a totally unexpected lesson that I am glad I heard


  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 three starsThe information was great and I like the main idea of using a race conscious lens through which to analyze and then transform social political and 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 a lot of describing aspects of the political race project and what it was meant to accomplish but I am still 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 seems like a engaging book would be a effective tool for social change 'Cause it doesn't matter how spot on you are if no one reads your book


  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 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'll be digesting the many insights Guinier and Torres offer in this work for some time to come


  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 but this one is