Race, equality, and the burdens of history / John Arthur
Book | Cambridge University Press | 2007
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x, 330 p. ; 24 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-317) and index.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Racism -- 1. Racism as a normative concept -- 2. What is racism? -- 3. Institutional racism as an interpretive concept -- 4. Racism and racial inferiority -- 5. Generalizations and stereotypes -- 6. Racial profiling -- 2. Race -- 1. Is it racist to believe in races? -- 2. The idea of social construction -- 3. Social construction and race -- 4. The reality of race -- 5. What race is Tiger Woods? -- 6. Conceptual neutrality? -- 3. Slavery -- 1. A brief history of slavery -- 2. What is slavery? -- 3. Slavery and racism -- 4. The philosophy of slavery -- 5. "All men are created equal" -- 4. Racial equality -- 1. The equal value of persons -- 2. Justice and equality -- 3. Segregation and racial contempt -- 4. Self-respect and self-esteem -- 5. Institutional racism and the United States Constitution -- 6. Is racism natural? -- 5. Poverty and race -- 1. Economic inequality and groups -- 2. Race and I.Q.: the repugnant hypothesis -- 3. Explaining African-American poverty -- 4. Educational achievement and culture -- 5. "Rumors of inferiority" -- 6. Pragmatism's insight -- 6. Compensatory justice: Restitution, reparations and apologies -- 1. Two forms of compensation: restitution and reparation -- 2. Restitution and slavery -- 3. Some puzzles about reparations -- 4. Who owes reparations? -- 5. Tracing the effects of ancient wrongs: the problem of the baseline -- 6. Apologies, guilt and remorse -- 7. Merit and race -- 1. What is merit? -- 2. Merit and institutional goals -- 3. How merit matters -- 4. The "myth" of merit? -- 5. When is race a qualification? -- 8. Affirmative Action and equal opportunity -- 1. Debating affirmative action -- 2. Is affirmative action self-defeating to blacks? -- 3. Successful lives -- 4. Equal opportunities -- 5. The way forward -- Bibliography -- Table of cases -- Index.
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Fox Valley Technical College
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052187937X
9780521879378
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