Reproducing Racism: White Space, Elite Law Schools, and Racial Inequality

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - Law - 199 pages
Law schools serve as gateway institutions into one of the most politically powerful social fields: the profession of law. Reproducing Racism is an examination of white privilege and power in two elite United States law schools. Moore examines how racial structures, racialized everyday practices, and racial discourses function in law schools. Utilizing an ethnographic lens, Moore explores the historical construction of elite law schools as institutions that reinforce white privilege and therefore naturalize white political, social, and economic power.
 

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Contents

White Space
9
The Imperious Law School The Deep Structure of White Institutional Space
37
Selective Legal Memory and the Discourse of Abstract Individualism
65
We Give Them the Moon but Still They Complain Colorblind Racism in the Law Schools
89
Wow You Are Really Articulate Law Students of Color Negotiating White Space
117
Still Asking Too Much
141
In the Elephant
165
Research Method
179
Bibliography
183
Index
191
About the Author
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Wendy L. Moore is assistant professor of sociology at Texas A&M University.

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