Discrimination in the Eyes of the Law: How “Color Blindness” Discourse Disrupts and Rationalizes Social Stratification, 88 CALIF. L. REV. 77 (2000)
I am quite pleased to have this opportunity to comment on Robert Post's provocative Lecture, Prejudicial Appearances. Post's effort to distinguish the "dominant conception" of antidiscrimination law from what he presents as a "sociological" account of the field intersects in striking ways with my own efforts to analyze status relations and their disestablishment from a sociohistorical vantage point. In this Response, I would like to identify some key points of similarity and difference in our accounts, with a view to furthering consideration of what we might learn from a sociological approach to the field.
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Siegel, Reva B., "Discrimination in the Eyes of the Law: How “Color Blindness” Discourse Disrupts and Rationalizes Social Stratification" (2000). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 1109.