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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

 

The Trouble with Disparity

Racism is real and anti-racism is both admirable and necessary, but extant racism isn't what principally produces our inequality and anti-racism won't eliminate it.

Adolph Reed Jr. ·


It's Not Racism vs. Anti-Racism; It's Capitalism vs. Socialism

Why instead of a more complicated understanding of identity, we need a more profound understanding of exploitation

Walter Benn Michaels ·

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