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WGBH Forum Network; Trouble With Diversity, The

11/01/2006

The Trouble With Diversity Walter Benn Michaels, writer Author Walter Benn Michaels looks at how the concept of diversity raises obstacles to equality and full participation by African Americans, women, and other marginalized groups. He examines whether or not the nation's celebration of differences has stimulated a search for genuine social justice and the role the language used to frame issues of equality plays in determining the kind of solutions we create.


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WGBH Forum Network
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Trouble With Diversity, The
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3234

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The WGBH Forum Network is an audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in the Greater Boston area. Through this online service thousands of interested people across the world partake of these lectures from the comfort of their home or office at any time they choose. We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice to foster deeper understanding of and civic engagement in important issues.

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THE TROUBLE WITH DIVERSITY WALTER BENN MICHAELS, WRITER

AUTHOR WALTER BENN MICHAELS LOOKS AT HOW THE CONCEPT OF DIVERSITY RAISES OBSTACLES TO EQUALITY AND FULL PARTICIPATION BY AFRICAN AMERICANS, WOMEN, AND OTHER MARGINALIZED GROUPS. HE EXAMINES WHETHER OR NOT THE NATION'S CELEBRATION OF DIFFERENCES HAS STIMULATED A SEARCH FOR GENUINE SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE ROLE THE LANGUAGE USED TO FRAME ISSUES OF EQUALITY PLAYS IN DETERMINING THE KIND OF SOLUTIONS WE CREATE.

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Chicago: “WGBH Forum Network; Trouble With Diversity, The,” 11/01/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C2EDBA41DD364300B106F7B7D15D62D3.
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APA: WGBH Forum Network; Trouble With Diversity, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C2EDBA41DD364300B106F7B7D15D62D3
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