Reconsidering 'Whiteness as Property': Bad Property for Personhood and Affirmative Action Rhetoric
13 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2016
Date Written: October 2, 2014
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
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