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Wendy L. Moore is assistant professor of sociology at Texas A&M University.
1 White Space
2 Introduction: Georgetown 'Dixie'
3 Historically White Law Schools and the Deep Structure of White Institutional Space
4 Legal Myths and the Discourse of Abstract Individualism
5 We Give Them the Moon, But Still They Complain: Colorblind Racism in the Law Schools
6 "Wow —You are Really Articulate": Law Students of Color Negotiating White Space
7 Still Asking Too Much
8 Conclusion: In the Elephant
Reproducing Racism provides a unique and probing glimpse into the racial structure of elite law schools. As a participant, observer, and insightful critic, Wendy Leo Moore provides a richly detailed picture of the everyday practices by which racial inequality is reproduced.
— Jennifer L. Pierce, associate professor of american studies at University of Minnesota, and author of Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary
Despite the seemingly unblemished liberal skin of law schools, racist tendencies remain. In Reproducing Racism Wendy Leo Moore examines the continuing effects of racism at the institutional level, addressing how racially inclusive and exclusive 'white space' functions in law schools.
— Richard Delgado, professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh, and author of Critical Race Theory: An Introduction
Professor Wendy Leo Moore in Reproducing Racism lifts the smokescreen on racism in two of the most prestigious law schools in the United States, making it very clear that race still structures law school access and acceptance, even among the so-called best and brightest. Well-written and finely argued, Reproducing Racism: White Space, Elite Law Schools, and Racial Inequality is a powerful contribution to our understanding of racism in the 21st century.
— Rose Brewer, professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota and author of Black Radical Theory and Practice: Gend
Everyone should read this book, a call to researchers to examine the reproduction of racism in other areas. Highly recommended.
— Choice Reviews, December 2008
There is a growing tendency to view our major institutions in the United States as being more racially inclusive and less racist. Wendy Leo Moore's meticulous study of two elite law schools shatters the myth that legal education takes place in a race neutral environment. This book is essential for anyone interested in understanding how white privilege is reproduced within the context of an ostensibly colorblind institutional setting.
— Charles A. Gallagher, associate professor of sociology and race and Urban Chair at Georgia State University, and author of Rethinking the Color Line: