The Myths of Racial Equality Book Review by Jay Writtings LLC

The Myths of Racial Equality
An analysis of the arguments used in the book "Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society" by Michael Brown, et al.
# 119443 | 760 words | 0 sources | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 28, 2010 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Sociology (General)

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The paper looks at how the authors of the book "Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society" set out to refute the racial realists claim that racial problems in American society are now solved. The paper analyzes the authors' three central arguments that use empirical data and expose the internal contradictions of the racial realists' arguments. The paper also explains how the authors formulate their own version of a normative approach called structural racism.

From the Paper:

"The racial realists' first argument maintains that Americans can be proud of the fact that racial discrimination is past practice. The racial realists' second argument upholds the conception that if there are lingering practices of racial inequalities, it's because people of color are continuing to substantiate these inequalities through their own choices and behavior. The racial realists' third and final argument is that the American culture continues to put forth social policies that foster a colorblind society. The authors of Whitewashing Race, Michael Brown, Martin Carnoy, Elliot Currie, Troy Duster, David Oppenheimer, Majorie Shultz, and David Wellman, successful refute these three central arguments of the racial realists through an analysis of the weak empirical evidence offered by the racial realists, by challenging their assumptions that supposedly support their evidence, and by revealing the contradictions in the internal arguments of the racial realists."

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