Racist Symbols and Reparations: Philosophical Reflections on Vestiges of the American Civil War

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Overview

In this book, George Schedler offers moral and legal perspectives on two legacies of the Civil War: the adoption of the Confederate flag by Southern states and the question of African American reparations. Schedler's analysis of reparations focuses on the principle that whatever the enslaved would have earned and enjoyed had they not been enslaved should determine compensation.

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Editorial Reviews

Southwest Philosophy Review
A useful and provocative stimulus to continued discussion concerning the serious and unresolved issue of racism in our society.
— Manuel Davenport, Texas A&M University
Southwest Philosophy Review - Manuel Davenport
A useful and provocative stimulus to continued discussion concerning the serious and unresolved issue of racism in our society.
Social Theory and Practice, Vol.26, No.1 (Spring 2000) - Torin Alter
Schelder writes in a straightforward, analytical style, and he is well informed about the history relevant to the issues he addresses.
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Meet the Author

George Schedler is professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Confederate Battle Flag: Racist or Multicultural Symbol? Chapter 2 Overview Chapter 3 Moral Limits on Flag Designs Chapter 4 Incorporation of the Battle Flag as Racist Chapter 5 First and Fourteenth Amendment Issues Chapter 6 A Racially Neutral Purpose for the Battle Flag Chapter 7 Recommendations Part 8 Black Reparations Chapter 9 Reparations for Slavery Chapter 10 Compensation for de Jure Segregation Part 11 Conclusion Chapter 12 Common Threads

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