Race and Social Justice / Edition 1

Race and Social Justice / Edition 1

by Howard McGary
     
 

ISBN-10: 063120721X

ISBN-13: 9780631207214

Pub. Date: 02/03/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Written by one of America's leading philosophers, Race and Social Justice provides a powerful analysis of the enduring problems of race and social justice in American life. McGary examines African American alienation and exploitations, black reparations, collective responsibility, affirmative action, race and I. Q., police discretion, racial integration and

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Written by one of America's leading philosophers, Race and Social Justice provides a powerful analysis of the enduring problems of race and social justice in American life. McGary examines African American alienation and exploitations, black reparations, collective responsibility, affirmative action, race and I. Q., police discretion, racial integration and racial separatism, the underclass question, and the logic of interracial coalitions. The volume is marked by its interdisciplinary approach, depending on work in African American history and literature as well as recent work by legal scholars, political scientists, and sociologists who have wrestled with race and racism.

African American philosophers have challenged the position that the African American experience cannot serve as a source of philosophical illumination. Philosophers like Anthony Appiah, Bernard Boxill, Bill Lawson, Michele Moody-Adams, Adrian Piper, and Laurence Thomas have employed traditional analytical methods in their examinations, while others like Leonard Harris, Lewis Gordon, Frank Kirkland, Lucius Outlaw, Cornel West, and Naomi Zack have embraced methodologies that are more characteristic of the Continental and Post Modern methodologies. These authors, each in their own way, have started a dialoge that has now worked its way into the pages of academic journals and onto the programs of philosophy conferences and meetings. Race and Social Justice joins and extends these discussions, providing essential reading for anyone with an interest in this field of debate and study.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631207214
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/03/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IThe Problem of Racism5
1Alienation and the African-American Experience7
2Race and Class Exploitation27
3Racial Integration and Racial Separatism: Conceptual Clarifications43
4The African-American Underclass and the Question of Values62
Pt. IIThe Response to Racism79
5Morality and Collective Liability81
6Justice and Reparations93
7Reparations, Self-Respect, and Public Policy110
8Affirmative Action: A Review and Commentary125
Pt. IIIRacism and its Remedies145
9The Race and IQ Controversy147
10Police Discretion and Discrimination165
11DuBois, the New Conservatism, and the Critique of African-American Leadership181
12Racism, Social Justice, and Interracial Coalitions196
Bibliography215
Index229

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