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Guinier, Lani

Overview
Works: 93 works in 173 publications in 1 language and 8,861 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Internet videos  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Documentary films  Oral histories  Interviews  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Other, Commentator
Classifications: JF1075.U6, 328.730734708996073
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The tyranny of the majority : fundamental fairness in representative democracy by Lani Guinier( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At last ... the public hearing she was denied ... These essays reveal keen powers of analysis applied to some of the most obdurate problems that bedevil electoral politics. Anyone who cares about the mechanisms of democracy should think you stand: it's all here, to argue or agree with."
The miner's canary : enlisting race, resisting power, transforming democracy by Lani Guinier( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of political race is not just to remedy racial injustices. It is to empower people of all races to struggle together at the grassroots level, to improve the life chances of everyone who has been "raced" black, regardless of skin color. In a book that is ultimately both aspirational and inspirational, Guinier and Torres envision a recommitment to social justice that promises not only to revitalize the civil rights movement in America but to transform democracy."--Jacket
Becoming gentlemen : women, law school, and institutional change by Lani Guinier( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the frustrations faced by female law students in male-dominated schools
The tyranny of the meritocracy : democratizing higher education in America by Lani Guinier( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Standing on the foundations of America's promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to "serve as engines of social mobility" and "practitioners of democracy." But as acclaimed scholar and pioneering civil rights advocate Lani Guinier argues, the merit systems that dictate the admissions practices of these institutions are functioning to select and privilege elite individuals rather than create learning communities geared to advance democratic societies. Having studied and taught at schools such as Harvard University, Yale Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Guinier has spent years examining the experiences of ethnic minorities at the nation's top institutions of higher education, and here she lays bare the practices that impede the stated missions of these schools. Guinier argues for reformation, not only of the very premises of admissions practices but of the shape of higher education itself, and she offers many examples of new collaborative initiatives that prepare students for engaged citizenship in our increasingly multicultural society."--Publisher information
Who's qualified? by Lani Guinier( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... In a new democracy forum on creating equal opportunity in schools and jobs with ... Stephen Steinberg, and others."--Cover
Affirmative action and reaction( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the many questions examined in the program are: How do blacks and whites differ in their understanding of affirmative action? Is affirmative action still necessary to remedy past discrimination? What changes, if any, should be made to affirmative action programs?
The ugly side of beautiful : rethinking race and prison in America by Bryonn Bain( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Racially profiled and wrongfully imprisoned during his second year at Harvard Law School, hip-hop activist Bryonn Bain successfully sued the New York City Police Department and wrote the Village Voice cover story "Walking While Black." Now Bain has taken his own disturbing experiences of racial profiling and personal demoralization and turned them into teachable moments for an entire nation. The Ugly Side of Beautiful takes an unflinching look at the injustices of our prison system and strives to help us think outside the cage."--Amazon.com
Democracy in a different voice( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated lecture in 6 parts: 1. Silenced ; 2. The tyranny of the majority ; 3. Taking turns ; 4. Districts of the mind ; 5. Democracy in a different voice ; 6. Speaking out
Affirmative action and reaction by Purdue University( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the many questions examined in the program are: How do blacks and whites differ in their understanding of affirmative action? Is affirmative action still necessary to remedy past discrimination? What changes, if any, should be made to affirmative action programs?
Juries on Trial( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is America's jury system fair? In light of the O.J. Simpson trial, this program asks if it isn't time to reevaluate trial by jury"--Container
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Lani Guinier( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawyer and professor Lani Guinier was born on April 19, 1950. She was raised and educated in New York City. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, Guinier worked in the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice and then headed the voting rights project at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in the 1980s. Guinier also held a tenured professorship at University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1983 to 1998. Guinier came to public attention in 1993 when President Bill Clinton nominated her to head the civil rights division of the Justice Department. However, Clinton withdrew the nomination following conservative criticism of Guinier’s views on political representation, voting rights and affirmative action. Opponents to her nomination launched a negative press campaign, maligning her law review articles. Then, in 1998, she became the first African American woman to receive tenure at Harvard Law School. In 2004, she wrote a memoir on the controversy and assessing the progress and potential of the Civil Rights Movement
Say it plain : a century of great African-American speeches( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notable speeches by black Americans focusing on race relations
Forum on African American issues since September 11( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a forum titled 'Where Do We Go from Here?: Chaos or Community? Black America's Vision for Healing, Harmony, and Higher Ground, ' black leaders talked about African-American issues since the September 11 attacks"--Containers
State of the Black Union( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participants spoke about issues facing the African-American community and how stances on these issues taken by the Republican and Democratic parties would affect their vote. Issues include law enforcement, prison policy, education, economic development in urban and poor areas, and need for strong community organization; questions from the audience were answered
The Future of affirmative action : reclaiming the innovative ideal by Susan Sturm( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American women in the legal academy : selected bibliography of Patricia R. Harris, Lani Guinier, Patricia J. Williams, Emma Coleman Jordan and Eleanor Holmes Norton by Cheryl Smith Cheatham( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of Black America forum( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forum designed to present a public "think tank" for analyzing critical challenges facing the African-American community; panelists spoke about education, racial profiling, the contested Florida election, faith-based social services, drugs, and other topics. This forum was part of the symposium, State of the Black Union: Its About Us
Democracy in a different voice with Lani Guinier( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated lecture in 6 parts: 1. Silenced ; 2. The tyranny of the majority ; 3. Taking turns ; 4. Districts of the mind ; 5. Democracy in a different voice ; 6. Speaking out
Race : creating a national conversation by Lani Guinier( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming gentlemen : women's experiences at one Ivy League school( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The tyranny of the majority : fundamental fairness in representative democracy
Alternative Names
Guinier, Carol Lanie

Guinier, L.

Lani Guinier American activist, lawyer and academic

Lani Guinier Amerikaans hooglerares

Lani Guinier amerikanische Rechtsanwältin, Hochschullehrerin und Bürgerrechtlerin

グイニア, ラニ

拉妮·吉尼爾

芬達廣播者

Languages
English (112)

Covers
The miner's canary : enlisting race, resisting power, transforming democracyBecoming gentlemen : women, law school, and institutional changeWho's qualified?Your past and the press! : controversial presidential appointments : a study focusing on the impact of interest groups and media activity on the appointment processContemporary authors : a bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television and other fieldsContemporary Black biography, profiles from the international Black community