Stereotypes as Channels and the Social Model of Discrimination
20 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2018 Last revised: 3 Dec 2018
Date Written: 2017
The “glass ceiling” is one of many metaphors we use to talk about systematic inequalities in particular workplaces, the labor force more generally, and the distribution of social goods along identity lines most broadly. This essay explores the persistence of systemic barriers to equality and why the current approach to antidiscrimination law may not successfully remove them. In doing so, the author urges us to reframe our views of identity to acknowledge that disadvantage is not located in the person discriminated against but in the structures that distribute social goods and people who control them.
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