The race card: how bluffing about bias makes race relations worse

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Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
c2008.
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English
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What do Katrina victims waiting for federal disaster relief, millionaire rappers buying vintage champagne, Ivy League professors waiting for taxis, and ghetto hustlers trying to find steady work have in common? All have claimed to be victims of racism. These days almost no one openly expresses racist beliefs or defends bigoted motives. So lots of people are victims of bigotry, but no one’s a bigot? What gives? Either a lot of people are lying about their true beliefs and motivations, or a lot of people are jumping to unwarranted conclusions—or just playing the race card.  As the label of “prejudice” is applied to more and more situations, it loses a clear and agreed-upon meaning. This makes it easy for self-serving individuals and political hacks to use accusations of racism, sexism, homophobia, and other types of “bias” to advance their own ends. Richard Thompson Ford, a Stanford Law School professor, brings sophisticated legal analysis, lively and eye-popping anecdotes, and plain old common sense to this heated topic. He offers ways to separate valid claims from bellyaching. Daring, entertaining, and incisive, The Race Card is a call for us to treat racism as a social problem that must be objectively understood and honestly evaluated.
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table_of_contents Introduction : playing the race card -- Racism without racists -- The wild card : racism-by-analogy -- Calling a spade a spade : defining discrimination -- The clash of ends : contested goals -- Post-racism : why playing the race card is a crisis of success.
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title The race card : how bluffing about bias makes race relations worse
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