The Color of Freedom: Race and Contemporary American Liberalism / Edition 1

The Color of Freedom: Race and Contemporary American Liberalism / Edition 1

by David Carroll Cochran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791441865

ISBN-13: 9780791441862

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Offers a fresh, distinctive, and compelling analysis of the United States's continuing dilemma of race.

Using liberal political theory to explore the politics of race in the United States, The Color of Freedom offers a fresh, distinctive, and compelling analysis of the country’s continuing dilemma of race. Cochran develops an argument about how

Overview

Offers a fresh, distinctive, and compelling analysis of the United States's continuing dilemma of race.

Using liberal political theory to explore the politics of race in the United States, The Color of Freedom offers a fresh, distinctive, and compelling analysis of the country’s continuing dilemma of race. Cochran develops an argument about how contemporary liberalism understands race, what is inadequate about this understanding, and how it can develop a better one. Sitting at the intersection of theory and practice, this book offers an impressive example of how the two must inform each other, especially when it comes to opening up new ways of thinking about old and frustrating problems like that of race in American life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791441862
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
SUNY series in African American Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

Locating the Argument
The Argument's Outline

2. Color-Blind Liberalism

The Features of Color-Blind Liberalism
The Sources of Color-Blind Liberalism
Framing the Debate on Race
Color-Blind Liberalism and Freedom

3. The Limits of Color-Blind Liberalism

The Strengths of Color-Blind Liberalism
Color-Blind Liberalism and the Left
The Limits of Color-Blind Liberalism

4. Liberal Autonomy

Freedom and Autonomy
The Nature of Autonomy
Liberalism, Autonomy, and Multiculturalism

5. Expanding the Liberal Understanding of Race

Complexity
The Continuing Importance of Color-Blind Liberalism
Moving Beyond Color-Blind Liberalism

6. Public Policy

Public Policy, Autonomy, and Black Americans
The State, Civil Society, and Public Policy
Conclusion

Notes

References

Index

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