In a Color-blind Society, We Can Only See Black and White Why Race Will Continue to Rule
The rules may be color-blind, but people are not. The question remains, therefore, whether the law can truly exist apart from the color-conscious society in which it exists, as a skeleton devoid of flesh; or whether law is the embodiment of society, the reflection of a particular citizenry's arranged complexity of relations.
Patricia J. Williams
The Alchemy of Race and Rights, 1991
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Publication information: Book title: Race Rules:Navigating the Color Line. Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson - Author. Publisher: Addison-Wesley. Place of publication: Reading, MA. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 213.
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