“One of the most provocative and challenging books on race produced in years”
That is Publishers’ Weekly description of The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy.
Fellow Reblaw speaker, Ian Haney Lopez calls the book “a
hymn of hope” for those who fear the future.
The authors of The Miner's Canary - Lani Guiner and Gerald Torres - are the Kerynote speakers on Saturday evening, February 20th! Come to RebLaw to hear more about this topic from the authors themselves! Register here.
In the book and their Keynote talk, Profs. Guinier and Torres will discuss how ignoring racial differences – color blindness – has failed. Race and power intertwine at every level of social
from classrooms to courtrooms to congressional districts. Only
coalitions can expose these embedded hierarchies of privilege and –
innovative power sharing and democratic engagement – demolish them.
Torres call this concept of enlisting race to resist power political
race. The methodology of political race has policy implications for
racial profiling, criminal justice, access to educational opportunity,
and democracy. It is a methodology for diagnosing systemic injustice
organizing to resist it.