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Toxic Diversity


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Offers an invigorating view of race, gender, and law in America

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Preface: Doubt Everything Part I The Signifying Monkey1 Learning to Think about Race and Gender 2 Smelling the Sewers but Not the Flowers 3 The Critical Race Theory Show 4 Race, Gender, Jokes, Thinking, and Feeling 5 The Unbearable Burden of Being Black 6 Pink and Blue Part II The Vagina Monologues7 Chicken Little Goes to Law School 8 The Tall Tales of Women Teachers 9 Unwed Motherhood and Apple Pie Part III Black and Blue10 A Casino Society 11 Crime Stories 12 Conclusion: Eyes on the PrizeAfterword: Final Exam Appendix I: Student Faculty Evaluation Appendix II: Student Questionnaire Appendix III: Christine Farley's Study Notes Bibliography Name Index Subject Index About the Author

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Dan Subotnik is professor of law at Touro College Law Center.


"A thoughtful critique of identity politics in the nation's law schools... It is the great merit of Mr. Subotnik's work that he moves us toward a single standard for judging scholarship and thus helps create the conditions for the common enterprise of explaining our social world--and even, if we are lucky, improving it." --The Wall Street Journal"Many outside the universities think that political correctness faded from the campus in the mid-nineties. Dan Subotnik shows that it never went away: it got tenure. This book is beautifully written, consistently enjoyable, and replete with wonderful anecdotes and memorable humor. It is also thoroughly researched and reliable." --Christina Hoff Sommers, author of Who Stole Feminism?"This is the kind of fearless work that will read as common sense a hundred years from now, to readers who will be as perplexed by much of our current race writing as we are today by medieval tracts about alchemy." --John McWhorter, author of Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America"The left knows how to dish out criticism. Can it take it? With the publication of Toxic Diversity, we'll find out. More subtle and searching than other critiques of critical race theory, critical legal studies, and feminist legal theory, Dan Subotnik's book poses challenges that all progressives, myself included, will need to consider." --Richard Delgado, Professor of Law and Derrick Bell Fellow in Law, University of Pittsburgh Law School"An entertaining and enlightening excursion into the world of critical race and gender theory. Even those who disagree with Subotnik's critique will appreciate the value of his analysis. Toxic Diversity is a worthwhile contribution to the dialogue over diversity in its many forms."--Steven G. Gey, Florida State University College of Law "This is not only an important book but also an engaging and entertaining one. Subotnik offers much to both think about and discuss." --PsycCRITIQUES

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