Preserving Ethnicity Through Religion in America

Preserving Ethnicity Through Religion in America

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In Critical Race Feminism, Anita Hill, Lani Guinier, Regina Austin, Patricia Williams, Emma Coleman Jordan (Anita Hill's lawyer) and over three dozen other women seek to ensure that their perspectives on race, power, law, and politics in America will never again be distorted or ignored. Revealing how the historical experiences and contemporary realities of women of color are profoundly influenced by a legacy of racism and sexism that is neither linear nor logical, the book offers a panoramic perspective on American women's lives, illustrating how women of color derive strength from oppression. Both a forceful statement and a platform, the volume addresses an ambitious range of subjects from life in the workplace, motherhood, and parenting to sexual harassment, the O.J. Simpson trial, and criminal justice. Extending beyond national borders, it also takes on such global issues as female genital mutilation with sensitivity and eloquence. In a foreword that discusses relations between black women and men in the wake of the Million Man March, Derrick Bell argues that there is a singular focus, and thus a unique power, in Critical Race Feminism that makes this anthology relevant for women and men of all colors.It assigns three different topics, all pertaining to Hinduism and Indian cultural traditions, each year to middle school (750 words), high school (1, 000 words), and college students (1, 500 words). Prizewinning essays from the contest each yearanbsp;...

Title:Preserving Ethnicity Through Religion in America
Author:Pyong Gap Min
Publisher:NYU Press - 2010-04-05


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