I dogeared a bunch of pages of this book to quote here, but it's now been over a week since I finished the book, and I'm feeling mad lethargic, so I think I'm just going to say that Affirmative Action is a very good book. If you are a white person and you have ever remotely felt that people of color have all the breaks, or if you have ever thought that you lost a job or didn't get into a school because you are white, this book will help you understand how wrong you were.
Tagged with privilege
It was really hard to choose a Lower East Side Librarian Library of Congress Subject Heading of the Week for Week 6, February 10, 2010.
In which I plea for the establishment of Library of Congress Subject Headings for URBAN FICTION (Sandy Berman's suggestion, actually) and various forms of PRIVILEGE.