Category Archives: Race and Ethnicity

Commenting on the commentary about “Accidental Racist”

By Lisa R. Pruitt  I don’t watch TV or follow much pop culture, and most of the country music I occasionally listen to is on old albums by the likes of Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Alison Krauss.  But … Continue reading

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Imploring the Ivy League to attend to rural strivers

By Lisa R. Pruitt One of the most e-mailed items in the New York Times for the past day or so has been Claire Vaye Watkins “The Ivy League Was Another Planet.” (The alternative headline is “Elite Colleges Are As Foreign as … Continue reading

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Symposium Issue on Critical Race Theory & Marxism

Kudos to Anthony Farley for organizing this fabulous collection in the JULY 2012 issue of the COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF RACE & LAW, featuring a number of ClassCrits scholars, and developed from the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference … Continue reading

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It’s all relative

By Lisa R. Pruitt That cliche was brought to mind by several news stories in recent weeks, all related to class in one way or another, so I use it here to consider these stories and the issues they raise … Continue reading

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NY Times turns squarely to issue of class and the Presidential race

By Lisa R. Pruitt Richard W. Stevenson reports on the front page of today’s New York Times under the headline, “On the Tricky Terrain of Class, Contrasting Paths.”   Here’s an excerpt that sums us up a lot about Obama … Continue reading

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The Devastating Disconnect Between Rich and Poor

Posted by Lisa R. Pruitt The Occupy Wall Street movement has recently drawn national attention to economic inequality, and several new studies and a book just published also invite us to consider the acuteness of this inequality, as well as … Continue reading

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Call for Papers and Participation in ClassCrits V: From Madison to Zuccotti Park: Confronting Class and Reclaiming the American Dream

This workshop, the fifth meeting of ClassCrits, takes on class and the American dream as its theme. The most quintessentially American trait may be our capacity to look past current misfortune and imagine a brighter future.  Americans love a “rags … Continue reading

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