Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America

Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America

by Jody David Armour
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814706703

ISBN-13: 9780814706701

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: New York University Press

Tackling the ugly secret of unconscious racism in American society, this book provides specific solutions to counter this entrenched phenomenon.

Overview

Tackling the ugly secret of unconscious racism in American society, this book provides specific solutions to counter this entrenched phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814706701
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Critical America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
395,501
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
“Rational” Discrimination and the Black Tax
Chapter One
The “Reasonable Racist”: A Slippery Oxymoron
How We Know What We Know: The Typical, the Reasonable, and the Accurate
Why We Blame Whom We Blame: The Typical, the Reasonable, and the Damnable
Chapter Two
The “Intelligent Bayesian”: Reckoning with Rational Discrimination
Why Rational Discrimination Is Not Reasonable
Race and the Subversion of Rationality
Chapter Three
The “Involuntary Negrophobe”
The Involuntary Negrophobe and Dueling Conceptions of Law
Chapter Four
Of Mice and Men: Equal Protection and Unconscious Bias
Private Bias and Equal Protection
Restructuring the Maze to Serve Justice
Chapter Five
Blame and Punishment: Narrative, Perspective, Scapegoats,and Demons
Framing the Narrative Broadly in Women’s Self-Defense Work
Narrative, Consent, and Blame
The Fundamental Fault Line: Determinism
versus Antideterminism
“Disadvantaged Social Background”
Opponents Grasp at Straws
Ideological Agendas
Chapter Six
Repealing the Black Tax: Breaking the Discrimination Habit
Hypocritical Racists and Aversive Racists
Proving Ubiquitous Unconscious Bias
Combating Unconscious Discrimination in the Courtroom
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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