Walter Benn Michaels

Walter Benn Michaels is a professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality (2006),  which has just appeared in a tenth anniversary edition, and, most recently, of The Beauty of a Social Problem: Photography, Autonomy, Economy (2015).

Articles by this author

Sunday, December 18, 2016
It's Not Racism vs. Anti-Racism; It's Capitalism vs. Socialism
The following is the author's contribution to a forum by The Nation on the question of 'identity politics' in the wake of this year's election. Read the complete forum here . The defensible heart of identity politics is its commitment to opposing forms of discrimination like racism, sexism, and...
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