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

Author: Richard T Ford
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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. Law professor Ford brings sophisticated legal analysis, lively anecdotes, and plain old common sense to this heated topic, offering ways  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ford, Richard T. (Richard Thompson).
Race card.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
(OCoLC)608559050
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard T Ford
ISBN: 9780374245757 0374245754
OCLC Number: 138340313
Description: 388 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 the race card is a crisis of success.
Responsibility: Richard Thompson Ford.
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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. Law professor Ford brings sophisticated legal analysis, lively anecdotes, and plain old common sense to this heated topic, offering ways to separate valid claims from bellyaching. This is a call for us to treat racism as a social problem that must be objectively understood and honestly evaluated.--From publisher description.

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