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Diary of a Mad Law Professor

Patricia Williams

Critiques of Obama's suitability for the presidency are bookended by astonishingly contradictory stereotypes.

Loan-sharking has resurged with global force, cutting across class, race and regions: we're all in the ghetto now.

Why does the fraudulence of the Republican machine remain so widely known and so persistently ignored?

How can Barack Obama--or any candidate--overcome the sad hypocrisy of our public discourse?

To view education as a profit-making business is to attack the lifelong love of learning.

It would be truly tragic if John McCain strolls into the White House while we argue over who has it worse, black men or white women.

Now that we've crested the mountaintop, let's have some politically incorrect dreams.

Don't let the media or the right-wing spinmeisters reduce our first-ever serious black and female presidential candidates to stereotypes.


Patricia J. Williams
Patricia J. Williams, a professor of law at Columbia University, was born in...