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"I'm not a racist, but--" : the moral quandary of race, Lawrence Blum

Label
"I'm not a racist, but--" : the moral quandary of race
Title
"I'm not a racist, but--"
Title remainder
the moral quandary of race
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Blum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Not all racial incidents are racist incidents," Lawrence Blum says. "We need a more varied and nuanced moral vocabulary for talking about the arena of race. We should not be faced with a choice of 'racism' or nothing." Use of the word "racism" is pervasive: An article about the NAACP's criticism of television networks for casting too few "minority" actors in lead roles asks, "Is television a racist institution?" A white girl in Virginia says it is racist for her African-American teacher to wear African attire. Blum argues that a growing tendency to castigate as "racism" everything that goes wrong in the racial domain reduces the term's power to evoke moral outrage. In "I'm Not a Racist, But ...," Blum develops a historically grounded account of "racism" as the deeply morally charged notion it has become. He addresses the question whether people of color can be racist, defines types of racism, and identifies debased and inappropriate usages of the term. Though racial insensitivity, racial anxiety, racial ignorance, and racial injustice are, in his view, not "racism," they are racial ills that should elicit moral concern. Blum argues that "race" itself is a morally destructive idea, implying moral distance and unequal worth. History and genetic science reveal both the avoidability and the falsity of the idea of race. Blum argues that we can give up the idea of race but must recognize that racial groups' historical and social experience has been shaped by having been treated as if they were races
  • "Blum argues that a growing tendency to castigate as "racism" everything that goes wrong in the racial domain reduces the term's power to evoke moral outrage. In "I'm Not a Racist, But ...," Blum develops a historically grounded account of "racism" as the deeply morally charged notion it has become. He addresses the question whether people of color can be racist, defines types of racism, and identifies debased and inappropriate usages of the term. Though racial insensitivity, racial anxiety, racial ignorance, and racial injustice are, in his view, not "racism," they are racial ills that should elicit moral concern."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blum, Lawrence A
Dewey number
305.8
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1523
LC item number
.B58 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Race discrimination
  • Social ethics
Label
"I'm not a racist, but--" : the moral quandary of race, Lawrence Blum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • "Race" : what we mean and what we think we mean
  • 6.
  • "Race" : a brief history, with moral implications
  • 7.
  • Do races exist
  • 8.
  • Racialized groups and social constructions
  • 9.
  • Should we try to give up race?
  • 1.
  • "Racism" : its core meaning
  • 2.
  • Can Blacks be racist
  • 3.
  • Varieties of racial ills
  • 4.
  • Racial discrimination and color blindness
Control code
47243929
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 259 pages
Isbn
9780801438691
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001042296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
"I'm not a racist, but--" : the moral quandary of race, Lawrence Blum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • "Race" : what we mean and what we think we mean
  • 6.
  • "Race" : a brief history, with moral implications
  • 7.
  • Do races exist
  • 8.
  • Racialized groups and social constructions
  • 9.
  • Should we try to give up race?
  • 1.
  • "Racism" : its core meaning
  • 2.
  • Can Blacks be racist
  • 3.
  • Varieties of racial ills
  • 4.
  • Racial discrimination and color blindness
Control code
47243929
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 259 pages
Isbn
9780801438691
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2001042296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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