Category Archives: markets and group identity

Black Folks to Plantations! Mexicans go Home!: The 14th Amendment under Siege

It appears the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution is under siege. On the day I prepared to discuss the drafting and eventual passing of the 14th Amendment in my legal history course on the Reconstruction era at University at … Continue reading

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The Identity Politics of Poverty

The financial markets may be up, but the experts all warn that for ordinary non-elites in the United States, the economic situation is likely to get worse before it gets better. Joblessness lingers, while states and municipalities cut their services … Continue reading

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On the Bookshelf: Governance Femininity

In her books Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism and Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help, Eva Illouz examines the emergence of “therapeutic discourse,” an amalgam of Freudian theory and the American tradition of … Continue reading

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Black and Branded

A recent article in the Atlanta Post, “How Fast Food Companies ‘Super-Size’ African Americans,” features comments by Andrea Freeman, a teaching fellow at California Western School of Law (and, it must be admitted, a former student of mine) who argues … Continue reading

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