random questions

jones/bhandari 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.

Rakesh



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