Archive for 1998

Color-Conscious, White-Blind: Race, Crime and Pathology in America

Published in LIP Magazine, October, 1998 In a 1984 interview, ex-Klansman, David Duke explained: “You know, you really can’t talk about the crime problem unless you talk about the race problem…Blacks are much closer to the jungle than European people.” Six years later, as Duke ran for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, a supporter told [...]

Is Sisterhood Conditional?: White Women and the Rollback of Affirmative Action

Published in the National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Fall 1998, 10:3 Despite the significant benefits to white women from affirmative action programs in education, employment, and contracting; and despite the likelihood that gender discrimination, like its racial counterpart, would intensify in the absence of these programs, white women have been noticeably absent from the front [...]