All Flesh Shall See it Together
Chicano-Latino Law Review, Vol. 19, p. 163, Spring 1998
13 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2010
Date Written: 1998
Symposium: Difference, Solidarity and Law: Building Latina/o Communities Through LatCrit Theory. LatCrit Theory, a new school of thought, produced a “critique of the black-white paradigm,” that required and yet requires a good deal of working through. This essay, a friendly critique of that critique, begins that working through, and does so using the materials and insights of the Beat Generation and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Race, in this essay, emerges as a form of violence, not difference. Race, within the LatCrit critique of the black-white paradigm, has been treated as “socially constructed,” but only in part. Only in part because the LatCrit critique of the black-white paradigm often presents whiteness and blackness, especially blackness, as natural, pre-political, and timeless essences.
Keywords: Beat Generation, Black-White Paradigm, Critical Race Theory, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jack Kerouac, LatCrit theory, Slavery
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