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Breathing Difference, Sharing Empowerment

by Tehama Lopez Bunyasi

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  • Pages: 14
  • Published Date: May 1, 2014
  • Volume/Issue: 32/2
  • Publisher: Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review
  • ISSN: 2169-7736


We celebrate Margaret E. Montoya’s Máscaras, Trenzas, y Greñas as a canonical article in critical race theory because its deft interweaving and unbraiding of stories helps us consider the marginalizing assumptions of the legal world, the way normativity translates into authority, and the means by which the mainstream is disguised as unbiased. She does these things effectively through an exercise of courageous candor that lays bare the kind of feelings and thoughts that we usually keep to ourselves or only share with intimates.