The Responsibility to Difference[s]:
Theorizing Race and Ethnicity
in Lesbian and Gay Studies
Earl Jackson, Jr.
University of California, Santa Cruz
This essay first appeared in Beyond
a Dream Deferred: Multicultural Education and the Politics of Excellence,
Becky W. Thompson and Sangeeta Tyagi. Minneapolis: University
of Minnesota Press, 1993. With a foreword by Derrick Bell.
The book received a 1994 Gustavus
Myer Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Rights
in the United States. This was the first time a collection of essays was
ever even considered for the award.