The Distribution Of Distress: Professor Williams examines the interaction of race and class in society.

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The Distribution Of Distress: Professor Williams examines the interaction of race and class in society.

From The Reith Lectures

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Length: 29 mins

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This year's Reith lecturer is Professor Patricia Williams, one of the most well known intellectuals in American law.

In her third Reith lecture, Professor Patricia Williams looks at the juxtaposition of race and class and their interaction in society and argues that there is a tendency of the dominant society to conflate race and class, especially when constructing black stereotypes. Discussions of race and class often combine the two categories, leaving both these aspects of a problem inadequately addressed.
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