He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?
By Rachel Poser
Read the full article from The New York Times Magazine here.
“Padilla is wary of colleagues who cite the radical uses of classics as a way to forestall change; he believes that such examples have been outmatched by the field’s long alliance with the forces of dominance and oppression. Classics and whiteness are the bones and sinew of the same body; they grew strong together, and they may have to die together.”