Patricia J. Williams


Born
in Boston, The United States
August 28, 1951


Patricia J. Williams is an American legal scholar and a proponent of critical race theory.

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The Alchemy of Race and Rights

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Seeing a Color-Blind Future...

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Open House: Of Family, Frie...

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The Rooster's Egg: On the P...

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Giving A Damn: Racism, Roma...

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Seeing A Colour Blind Futur...

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The Power of a True Interce...

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epiphany: poems

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Chastisement Through the Lo...

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More books by Patricia J. Williams…
“From time to time I try to imagine this world of which he spoke--a culture in whose mythology words might be that precious, in which words were conceived as vessels for communications from the heart; a society in which words are holy, and the challenge of life is based upon the quest for gentle words, holy words, gentle truths, holy truths.

I try to imagine for myself a world in which the words one gives one's children are the shell into which they shall grow, so one chooses one's words carefully, like precious gifts, like magnificent gifts, like magnificent inheritances, for they convey an excess of what we have imagined, they bear gifts beyond imagination, they reveal and revisit the wealth of history.

How carefully, how slowly, and how lovingly we might step into our expectations of each other in such a world.”
Patricia J. Williams, The Rooster's Egg: On the Persistence of Prejudice

“In the law, rights are islands of empowerment. . . . Rights contain images of power, and manipulating those images, either visually or linguistically, is central in the making and maintenance of rights. In principle, therefore, the more dizzyingly diverse the images that are propagated, the more empowered we will be as a society.”
Patricia J. Williams

“From time to time I try to imagine this world of which he spoke--a culture in whose mythology words might be that precious, in which words were conceived as vessels for communications from the heart; a society in which words are holy, and the challenge of life is based upon the quest for gentle words, holy words, gentle truths, holy truths.

I try to imagine for myself a world in which the words one gives one's children are the shell into which they shall grow, so one chooses one's children are the shell into which they shall grow, so one chooses one's words carefully, like precious gifts, like magnificent gifts, like magnificent inheritances, for they convey an excess of what we have imagined, they bear gifts beyond imagination, they reveal and revisit the wealth of history.

How carefully, how slowly, and how lovingly we might step into our expectations of each other in such a world.”
Patricia J. Williams, The Rooster's Egg: On the Persistence of Prejudice

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