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ISBN: 0674010841
Author: Gerald Torres,Lani Guinier
Language: English
Publisher: Harvard University Press (April 21, 2003)
Pages: 400
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Subcategory: Science
Rating: 4.5
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Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres show us how Americans of all races and ethnicities can draw upon African Americans' positive racial identity, which is rooted in solidarity and the ability to see problems that are systemic.

Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres show us how Americans of all races and ethnicities can draw upon African Americans' positive racial identity, which is rooted in solidarity and the ability to see problems that are systemic. Yes, we can advance democracy by all becoming "black," in the sense of building upon our culture's race consciousness. Nell Irvin Painter, author of Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol).

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Like the canaries that alerted miners to a poisonous atmosphere, issues of race . Now, in a powerful and challenging book, Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres propose a radical new way to confront race in the twenty-first century.

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 inequalities. Now, in a powerful and challenging book, Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres propose a radical new way to confront race in the twenty-first century

In Miner's Canary, Guinier and Torres chart a new vision for race in America. Instead of the stagnant, stone throwing rhetoric that has crippled the dialogue on race, this book lays out a blueprint on how Americans of all races can start talking to each other and move forward together.

In Miner's Canary, Guinier and Torres chart a new vision for race in America. Miner's Canary builds on the prevailing idea that race is not about biology but politics.

The nathan I. huggins lectures. Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy. Given the complex relationship between race and power in America, engaging race means engaging standard winner-take-all hierarchies of power as well.

Series: The Nathan I. Published by: Harvard University Press. 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.

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Presentation on theme: "The Miner’s Canary: Enlisting race, resisting power, transforming democracy Lani Guinier & Gerald Torres. 2 Race for us is like a miner’s canar. he canary’s distress signaled that it was time to get out of the min. .Those who are marginalized are like the miner’s canary: their distress is the first sign of a danger that threatens us all. (. 1). 3 Rethinking Conventions of Zero-Sum Power. From Progressive Community. Welcome to Organizational Change.

Guinier, Lani; Torres, Gerald.

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Hidden Winter
Because it's the best book about race relations in America since Ellison's masterpiece of fifty years ago. By "race relations" I mean blacks and whites, as Ellison would have meant the words. But The Miner's Canary is about much more, it's about all-minority-cultures and whites in America. And in direct opposition to the color-blind solution the Supreme Court has decided the Constitution requires, the book's authors esteem and celebrate and find strength, including political strength, in our separate cultural identities -- including the separate (non-oppressive) cultural identities of whites.

When I put The Miner's Canary down, I wished I had read the Acknowledgments first, then the chapter "by" Torres. This is a difficult book, it has many authors, and the voice I identify as Ms. Guinier's seems sometimes to address junior high school students and other times to address law professors. So the book has many levels of analysis, and it treats its central topic -- political race -- from many angles. These are not shortcomings, but they add up to a very demanding book.

The book's real-life examples, however, are all wonderful and all one -- compelling and utterly elucidating. And the long illustration of how Greek democracy in action would look if it followed American districting and apportionment rules is simply surpassing wonderful.

Then there's the book's immediacy. The Nobel Prize winning econometrician Robert Fogel has emphasized the roles of technology and religious activism in America's movements for social justice, relegating progressivism to the status of an adjunct to the latter. The Miner's Canary, on the other hand, puts the struggle for social justice squarely within the politics of progressivism. This is not necessarily inconsistent with Fogel (whatever one thinks of the validity of his argument), assuming Fogel's subject is movements in the past before about 1980 when the Big Sleep set in -- which it is -- and assuming The Miner's Canary is describing developments since about 1980, which it is. The book says something new has been happening, and it started being more than unrelated occurrences about twenty five years ago. This new thing Guinier and Torres call political race.

The ambition, originality and insights of this book far outweigh its difficulties due to multiple voices and an "un-ironed out" presentation. I give it five stars.
Garr
Presents compelling idea of "political blackness," a way of seeing reality from the margins that even non-marginalized peoples can practice. In turn, both marginalized and non-marginalized groups can work together to combat the very marginalization that divides us.
BroWelm
Must read if your interest is understanding systemic racism and how it rears it's ugly head in our society.
Yellow Judge
Well written. Lani has always been a favorite writer of mine!
Throw her heart
Thus far, The Miner's Canary has met everyn expectation and more. It is a provocative, challenging, fact-filled tome.
Fearlesssinger
Excellent discussion of power and its definition in chapter 4
LONUDOG
Very well written another eyeopener
Provided the insight and statistics into the awesome power of race and its impact on all persons trying to reach an understanding about the justice system and its problems in race issues.

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