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Racial Culture:
A Critique
Richard T. Ford

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface vii

PREAMBLE 1
Difference Discourse 4
Political Philosophy 5
Legal Scholarship 11
Legalism 13
Ideology 14
Lexicon 17
Overview of the Book 20

CHAPTER 1. DIFFERENCE DISCOURSE 23
A (Abridged) History of Difference 29
The Production of Group Difference as Common Knowledge 36
The "Repressive Hypothesis" 36
"Diversity": Difference Discourse as Corrupt Détente 42
Alan Bakke: Multiculturalist? 44
CHAPTER 2. IDENTITIES AS COLLECTIVE ACTION 59
Identity as Social Performance 61
Free Time 64
Recognition of Difference as Protective Custody 67
Rights as Public Policy 68
Rights-to-Difference Require an Official Account of Group Difference 70
Difference Discourse as Social Discipline: Delegitimation and Stereotyping 74
Cultural Reservations 78
Copyrights-to-Difference: Culture as Property 88
Identity Consciousness: Less Is More 90
Group Consciousness without Cultural Romanticism 91
Culture Distinguished from Status 93
Against "Racial Characteristics" 97
Status and Immutability 100
Intimacy and Identity 116
CHAPTER 3. "CULTURAL DISCRIMINATION" 125
Why "Cultural Bias" Is Like Death and Taxes 127
Background Rules as Cultural Discrimination 127
The Inevitability of Discriminatory Laws 130
Everyone Can Make a Difference: Difference Discourse as Cultural Zeitgeist 132
Difference as an Expensive Taste 139
Institutional Cultures 142
Institutions, Culture and Intergroup Conflict 148
Cosmopolitan Difference 156
The Cosmopolitan and the Province: An Ideological Reorientation 162
CHAPTER 4. THE ENDS OF ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW 169
Civil Rights as a Limited Mechanism of Social Justice 170
Anti-discrimination Law and Joint Costs 172
Doctrinal Reform 179
Disparate Treatment 181
Disparate Impact 183
Rogers Redux: Toward a Pragmatic Approach to Difference 195
Alternative Approaches to Group Conflict and Social Injustice 203

POSTSCRIPT: BEYOND DIFFERENCE 211
Notes 215
Index 227

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