Value Resolutions--how would one frame it?
Thu Jun 11 09:08:42 CDT 1998
How would you word a value resolution on this topic.
Just one to start the discussion: Resolved that race and/or gender equality is
more important than equal protection under the law.
Sort of a rehash of the Bakke decision.
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From: SEGASH <"SEGASH (a) PO1%Bracewell & Patterson"@MCIMAIL.COM>
Subject: This is Simple -Reply
Comments: To: Scott Deatherage <lsd041 at NWU.EDU>
Amen, brother. The term is broad, in and of itself. BTW, the
justifications for particular mechanisms also reach into the
hundreds. For once, let us not fear this kind of breadth. Let's
cut the crap and start debatin'
Looking forward to judging again,
>>> " Scott Deatherage " 06/10/98 06:41pm >>>
Race is important. Gender is important. Sexual orientation is
All three embrace essential questions.
We could read about race from now until season's end and not
surface of all there is to know about race. Gender ditto. Sexual
The "race and/or gender based remedies" wording is the best
becase it FORCES the essential question: should public policy
or blind to these fundamental qualities?
If we don't force the question by compelling affirmative choice
central question, we won't debate about it, at least not as
Some wish a wording to BROADEN this phrase. BRAODEN?
I encourage anyone who is concerned that this wording isn't
broad enough to
spend a little more time checking out the volume of literature
Race Theory, Critical Legal Studies, Feminist Theory, and
MECHANISMS BY WHICH said theorists have proposed change.
come by the THOUSANDS.
Keep in mind: if we broaden the wording to a "protections"
we not only add exponentially to the volumous task ahead, BUT
THE STRATEGIC BENEFIT OF THE "RACE AND/OR GENDER BASED"
that phrase, competitive choice between conscious and neutral
not required by the topic wording.
If we don't force the question, we will be debating about Clinton
Courts, NOT about any particular mechanism intrinsic to civil
protections. Surely that's not why we voted for "civil rights."
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