Listening for Stories in All the Right Places: Narrative and Racial Formation Theory


  • Charles Lawrence III

  • I am grateful to Mari Matsuda and Jon Goldberg Hiller who read early drafts of this essay and shared their insights with me. I am also indebted to Christina Gergis who provided me with able and timely research assistance. Please address correspondence to Charles Lawrence III, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, 2515 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822-2350; e-mail: