A groundbreaking collection of first-person writing on the joys and challenges of the modern disability experience- Disability Visibility brings together the voices of activists, authors, lawyers, politicians, artists, and everyday people whose daily lives are, in the words of playwright Neil Marcus, "an art . . . an ingenious way to live." A Vintage Books Original. ONE OF THE PROGRESSIVE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent-but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people. From Harriet McBryde Johnson's account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond- this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.
"Reproducing Race," an ethnography of pregnancy and birth at a large New York City public hospital, explores the role of race in the medical setting. Khiara M. Bridges investigates how race commonly seen as biological in the medical world is socially constructed among women dependent on the public healthcare system for prenatal care and childbirth. Bridges argues that race carries powerful material consequences for these women even when it is not explicitly named, showing how they are marginalized by the practices and assumptions of the clinic staff. Deftly weaving ethnographic evidence into broader discussions of Medicaid and racial disparities in infant and maternal mortality, Bridges shines new light on the politics of healthcare for the poor, demonstrating how the "medicalization" of social problems reproduces racial stereotypes and governs the bodies of poor women of color."
Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick A. Bell
Call Number: E185.615 .B395 1992
Publication Date: 1992-10-13
The noted civil rights activist uses allegory and historical example to present a radical vision of the persistence of racism in America. These essays shed light on some of the most perplexing and vexing issues of our day: affirmative action, the disparity between civil rights law and reality, the "racist outbursts” of some black leaders, the temptation toward violent retaliation, and much more.
Updated to include the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and moreSince the publication of the first edition of Critical Race Theory in 2001, the United States has lived through two economic downturns, an outbreak of terrorism, and the onset of an epidemic of hate directed against immigrants, especially undocumented Latinos and Middle Eastern people. On a more hopeful note, the country elected and re-elected its first black president and has witnessed the impressive advance of gay rights.
This handbook illustrates how education scholars employ Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a framework to bring attention to issues of race and racism in education. It is the first authoritative reference work to provide a truly comprehensive description and analysis of the topic, from the defining conceptual principles of CRT in the Law that gave shape to its radical underpinnings to the political and social implications of the field today.
Critical Race Theory has become a dynamic, eclectic, and growing movement in the study of law. With this third edition of Critical Race Theory, editors Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic have created a reader for the twenty-first century-one that shakes up the legal academy, questions comfortable liberal premises, and leads the search for new ways of thinking about our nation's most intractable, and insoluble, problem-race.
The Argurment podcast | New York Times
For many politicians and parents, there’s growing concern over critical race theory. It maintains that race and racism in America are about not individual actors and actions as much as bigger structures that lead to and maintain gaps between racial groups.
by Eesha Pendharkar | Education Week
Tennessee aims to levy fines starting at $1 million and rising to $5 million on school districts each time one of their teachers is found to have "knowingly violated" state restrictions on classroom discussions about systemic racism, white privilege, and sexism, according to guidance proposed by the state's department of education late last week.
Harvey J. Graff | Inside Higher Ed
Grounding in an accurate and complete American history -- of which race is a central component -- is the basis for a common understanding on which a democracy is built.
by Beth McMurtrie | Chronicle of Higher Education
Conservative lawmakers across the country are saying that teachers and professors are discussing racism and sexism in ways that are anti-American, and blaming contemporary students for past events.
by Reggie Jackson | Milwaukee Independent
"Despite what some would have us believe nowadays, systemic racism is real and always has been. It is not some new concept, it is one that has been clearly articulated by scholars of diverse backgrounds for a number of decades in this country."--from the article
by Cathy Young | Boston Globe
"For progressive activists and educators, the critique of whiteness is an essential part of moving forward on racial issues. But while the historical analysis of the evolution of white racial identity can offer important insights, 'whiteness' rhetoric in the current moment is far more toxic than helpful."--from the article
by Cristina Beltran | Washington Post
"The Trump administration's anti-immigration, anti-civil rights stance has made it easy to classify the president's loyalists as a homogenous mob of white nationalists. But take a look at the FBI's posters showing people wanted in the insurrectionist assault on the U.S. Capitol: Among the many White faces are a few that are clearly Latino or African American."--from the article
by Will Hobson | Washington Post
"This story is based on a review of thousands of pages of confidential records from 12 players whose families and lawyers believe race-norming affected their cases and on interviews with more than 30 doctors and lawyers with knowledge of the settlement, as well as several independent experts in neuropsychology."--from the article