Andre Douglas Pond Cummings (Indiana Tech): Derrick Bell: Godfather Provocateur. Joseph Amditis (Rutgers): White Men Can't Joke: Racial Hierarchy and Traditional Race Narratives in Humor and Comedy. Stephen Clowney (Kentucky): Doing Affirmative Action. From TNR, Stuart Taylor on why race-based affirmative action makes things worse, not better; and will the end of race-based affirmative action improve diversity? Blaine Greteman investigates. Race matters: Larry Alexander and Maimon Schwarzschild review Should Race Matter? Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions by David Boonin. Zalfa Feghali reviews Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S. by H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman. The NAACP's Benjamin Jealous has become one of America's most forceful and influential progressive voices — so what does he want? (and when does he want it?)

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