Book Discussion on The Miner's Canary

Ms. Guinier discussed the ideas outlined in her book The Miner’s Canary, published by Harvard University Press. Along with… read more

Ms. Guinier discussed the ideas outlined in her book The Miner’s Canary, published by Harvard University Press. Along with her co-author, Gerald Torres, Guinier uses the example of a canary that has been sent down the mineshaft to test for poison in the air as a metaphor for racial injustices in America today. The author warns that ignoring race is detrimental to our society and shows that race and power are present at every level of interaction, from classrooms to the corporate world. In what they refer to as political race, the authors argue that only cross-racial coalitions can illuminate these hierarchies of privilege. Guinier brought her point across using statistics, theories and stories of racial inequalities before taking questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on The Miner's Canary

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169591-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 11, 2002
Last Aired:
Jul 7, 2002

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  • May 11, 2002 | 2:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 16, 2002 | 12:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 07, 2002 | 8:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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