Thursday, July 13, 2023

Richard Hanania & Rob Henderson: The Rise of Wokeness and the Influence of Civil Rights Law — Manifold #39


Richard Hanania, Rob Henderson, and I were scheduled for a June 2023 panel as part of the University of Austin (UATX) Forbidden Courses series. I missed the panel due to travel issues, but we gathered on this podcast to recreate the fun! 


0:00 Introduction 
1:20 The University of Austin and forbidden courses 
17:37 Will woke campus culture change anytime soon? 
29:57 Common people vs elites on affirmative action 
35:42 Why it’s uncomfortable to disagree about affirmative action 
41:22 Fraud and misrepresentation in higher ed 
44:20 The adversity carveout in the Supreme Court affirmative action ruling 
50:10 Standardized testing and elite university admissions 
1:06:18 Divergent views among racial and ethnic groups on affirmative action; radicalized Asian American males 
1:10:00 Differences between East and South Asians in the West 
1:23:03 Class-based preferences and standardized tests 
1:31:57 Rob Henderson’s next move 


Richard Hanania’s new book: 

The Origins of Woke: Civil Rights Law, Corporate America, and the Triumph of Identity Politics 

Richard Hanania’s newsletter: 

The Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology: 

Rob Henderson’s newsletter: 

Rob Henderson’s new book: 

Troubled: A Memoir of Foster Care, Family, and Social Class 

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