Policies are Racial Stories

[L]aw is essentially a story that reflects and legitimates the (racial) viewpoints and interests of those in power.

The same can be said for public policy.


 

From Enrique R. Carrasco, “Critical Race Theory and Post-Colonial Development: Radically Monitoring the World Bank and the IMF,” in A NEW CRITICAL RACE THEORY

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Policies are Racial Stories

The Stories We Tell

We create stories
that we tell to ourselves
about ourselves
to justify what we do to people.

– Roberto Suro

It is imperative that we know not only the narratives shaping proposed/enacted policies, but also the narratives shaping modes and methods of policy analysis.
The Stories We Tell