Reconsidering 'Whiteness as Property': Bad Property for Personhood and Affirmative Action Rhetoric

13 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2016

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Margaret Jane Radin

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law; University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: October 2, 2014

Abstract

Reconsidering “Whiteness as Property”: Bad Property for Personhood and Affirmative Action Rhetoric

Remarks offered by Margaret Jane Radin at the 2014 UCLA annual Critical Race Studies Symposium. The Symposium, entitled "Cheryl Harris, Whiteness as Property: A 20-Year Appraisal," honored Harris on the 20th anniversary of publication of her ground-breaking article laying out the case for considering whiteness as property. This talk revisits Radin's theories of property and personhood and of rhetorical capture in the context of revisiting Harris's article.

Keywords: property, personhood, affirmative action, critical legal studies, critical race theory, rhetorical capture

Suggested Citation

Radin, Margaret Jane, Reconsidering 'Whiteness as Property': Bad Property for Personhood and Affirmative Action Rhetoric (October 2, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2708640

Margaret Jane Radin (Contact Author)

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

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University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States
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