From the Editors: Issues and Comments
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288 Suggested Readings congruent; they point in the same direction.... People who [come to] rate the colour black negatively also rate the concepts 'black person' and 'Negro' negatively ..." (p. 100). From the Editors: Issues and Comments Is it possible to imagine Eve, Jesus, the Virgin Mary, or Joan of Arc as black? Ifyou could buy a bar of black soap or white soap (otherwise identical), would you buy the black soap? If it were cheaper? Five percent more effective at cleaning and killing germs? In our society , do films, stories, and songs always take the white point of view? Even if the performer or director is nonwhite? Can a white person write a story or novel about a black, and vice versa, so convincingly or well that you, the reader, would not know it? Suppose a friend of yours said, "1 met someone the other day who...." Do you assume, in the absence of other information, that the person is white? Why or why not? Suppose the other person is described as a professor, a senator, or a concert violinist? Do you do a double take when you pass an interracial couple on the sidewalk? When you see a black or brown doll? Suggested Readings Allen, Theodore, THE INVENTION OF THE WHITE RACE (Verso, 1994). Delgado, Richard, and Jean Stefancic, Scorn, 35 WM. & MARY L. REV. 1061 (1994). Goldberg, Theo, The Semantics of Race, 15 ETHNIC & RACIAL STUD. 543 (1992). Haney Lopez, Ian F., Community Ties, Race, and Faculty Hiring: The Case for Professors Who Don't Think White, 1 RECONSTRUCTION no. 3, 1991, at 46. IcONS OF AMERICAN PROTESTANTISM: THE ART OF WARNER SALLMAN (D. Morgan, ed., Yale University Press, 1996). Ikemoto, Lisa, Traces of the Master Narrative in the Story of African American/Korean American Conflict: How We Constructed "Los Angeles," 66 S. CAL. L. REV. 581 (1993). Omi, Michael, and Howard Winant, RACIAL FORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES (1986). Perea, Juan F., Demography and Distrust: An Essay on American Language, Cultural Pluralism , and Official English, 77 MINN. L. REV. 269 (1992). Riggs, Marlon, COLOR ADJUSTMENT (1991, documentary). Riggs, Marlon, ETHNIC NATIONS (1987, documentary). Saxton, Alexander, THE RISE AND FALL OF THE WHITE REPUBLIC (Verso, 1990). Copyrighted Material ...