djones at uclink.berkeley.edu
Fri Aug 11 00:06:00 MDT 1995
Donna also posted:
> In Ward Connerly's
>proposal "dysfunctional families" and "unwholesome neighborhoods" are used
>as stand-ins for class, which can only be articulated through the twisted
>and racist logic of deviant family values. Ironically, socio-economic
>disadvantage can only be referenced by "family dysfunction", the primary
>weapon in the racist arsenal of the New Right. What better example of the
>absolute symbiosis or race and class in Am. politics.
Has anyone read Katha Politt's Reasonable Creatures, just put out in
paperback. I read the preface, it seems to be a devastating critique of
the family values discourse.
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