“Keep your cosmetic change, if you’re making no attempt to deal with the underlying practices that perpetuate harm.”
Matthew Clair is Assistant Professor of Sociology and, by courtesy, Law at Stanford University. His scholarship broadly examines how cultural meanings within organizations and institutions reflect, reproduce, and challenge various dimensions of social inequality, state violence, and injustice.
For more than a century, black intellectuals have been asked to play the role of indigenous interpreters who can explain blackness to white America.
Most of the people I know are constantly seeking self-improvement. Not spiritual enlightenment or knowledge for knowledge’s sake, but the kind of self-improvement that promises career advancement ...