[Marxism] The Whitesplaining of History Is Over - The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Stanford’s first president, David Starr Jordan, was a key promoter of
eugenicist theories of race. Now, Allyson Hobbs, an African-American
historian at Stanford, has written an award-winning history of racial
passing showing both the constructed nature of racial identity and the
arbitrary nature of racial laws — with implications for policies about
social identification and race today.
Another Stanford historian, Ana Raquel Minian, who grew up in Mexico,
has utterly punctured myths about welfare-scrounging Mexican immigration
to the United States in the 20th century — a burning political issue
with pressing policy implications right now, which Professor Minian has
discussed in various public venues.
Also at Stanford, the eminent historian of science and colonialism Londa
Schiebinger has led international governmental efforts to address the
fact that medical treatments and other technologies developed without
attention to differing effects on men and women have historically posed
enormous health risks—and market costs.
These are just a handful of examples from my immediate field and home
department. All over the academy, historians are producing work relevant
to policy and easily accessible to policy makers. Many work hard to
share their work with the public.
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