Our Founders on Affirmative Action:

Read A FEW OF their Foregrounding Pieces:

In Ms. Magazine, ED Kimberle Crenshaw exposes the Old Boy Network: She writes about the deceptive tactics of Ward Connerly in the Fall of 2008. In the Winter of 2009 she is back with a piece entitled “The Old Boys Club” that explores how the Small Business Administration has worked continuously to stall efforts aimed at increaseing the number of women contractors working with the federal government.


Kimberle Crenshaw in “Reframing Affirmative Action” draws upon lessons from the Michigan Proposition 02 campaign to propose innovative ways to understand the goals and talk about affirmative action. (You can find an earlier version of this piece at the Michigan First Impressions Law Review.)



Luke Harris together with Uma Narayan reframe affirmative action developing an anti-preferential approach to inclusionary policies in “Affirmative Action as equalizing opportunity: Challenging the myth of “Preferential Treatment” (Blackwell, 1997)

and “Affirmative Action and the Myth of Preferential Treatment: A Transformative Critique of the Terms of the Affirmative Action Debate” (Harvard Blackletter Law Journal, 1994).

Luke Harris takes the lead in the writing of an Amicus Brief in the Grutter Case published by the Michigan Journal of Race and Law.

Take a peek at Director Luke Harris’s on-going book project “Notes from a Child of Apartheid”.


Mapping the Margins:  Intersectionality, Identity Politics and Violence Against Women of Color

Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidescrimination  Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics

Race, Reform and Retrenchment: Transformation and Legitimation in Antidiscrimination Law

Who’s Story Is It, Anyway? Feminist and Antiracist Appropriations of Anita Hill

The First Decade: Critical Reflections

Brief of Amici Curiae on behalf of a Committee of Concerned Black Graduates of ABA Accredited Law Schools, Harris



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