By Osamudia R. James
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Abstract

Progress regarding equality and social identities has moved in a bipolar fashion: popular engagement with the concept of social identities has increased even as courts have signaled decreasing interest in engaging identity. Maintaining and deepening the liberatory potential of identity, particularly in legal and policymaking spheres, will require understanding trends in judicial hostility toward “identity politics,” the impact of status hierarchy even within minoritized identity groups, and the threat that white racial grievance poses to identitarian claims.

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Recommended Citation
Osamudia R. James, Identity: Obstacles and Openings, 73 SMU L. Rev. F. 156 (2020).

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