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I m Not a Racist But

 I m Not a Racist  But       Author Lawrence Blum
ISBN-10 9781501701955
Release 2015-06-08
Pages 272
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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, even when not serving distinct racial malfeasance, 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.

Education Democracy and the Moral Life

Education  Democracy and the Moral Life Author Michael S. Katz
ISBN-10 9781402086250
Release 2008-10-21
Pages 146
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This volume has its origin in the Francis T. Villemain Memorial lectures at San Jose State University – a lecture series established in 1992 to honor the memory of 1 Dean Francis T. Villemain. All the essays in this volume, with the exception of those by Gert Biesta, Susan Verducci, and Michael Katz, were developed from l- tures given as part of the series. The general rubric of the lectures was “democracy, education, and the moral life” – a title reflecting Villemain’s lifelong love of the work of John Dewey whose preface to his famous work in 1916, Democracy and Education, suggested that the purpose of education was to develop democratic ci- zens, citizens infused with the spirit of democracy and the capacity to think and act intelligently within democratic settings. Of course, for Dewey, democracy was not to be conceived of as merely a political form of government, but as a shared form of social life, one that was inclusive rather than exclusive and one that was capable of adapting to the changing features of contemporary social and political reality. Francis T. Villemain’s appreciation for the intersections of the values of dem- racy, education, and the moral life was heightened by his doctoral work at Teachers College, Columbia University in the 1950s – where Dewey’s legacy remained a powerful one. But it also continued during his career at Southern Illinois University where he collaborated in compiling and editing the collected works of John Dewey.

Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice The

Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice  The Author Ronald R. Sundstrom
ISBN-10 9780791477625
Pages 200
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Considers the effects of the browning of America on philosophical debates over race, racism, and social justice.

Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy

Moral Relativism and Chinese Philosophy Author Yang Xiao
ISBN-10 9781438450957
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 293
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A wide-ranging consideration of the work of contemporary ethicist David Wong. Original, influential, and often controversial, ethicist David Wong defends forms of moral relativism. His 1984 Moral Relativity was a study of this concept, and his 2006 Natural Moralities presented a new and sophisticated account of it. Wong’s vision is of a pluralistic moral relativism; he does not defend all forms of relativism but evaluates what moralities may be true. His singular philosophy reflects his deep knowledge of Confucian and Daoist thought. In this book, moral philosophers and scholars of Chinese thought debate ideas central to Wong’s work and Wong responds to them. The discussion ranges widely, including exploring Wong’s thought on naturalism, criteria for moralities, the principle of charity, moral authority, and the concept of community, and looking at his readings of Xunzi and Zhuangzi. Wong’s nuanced and forceful responses clarify and develop further arguments in his work. These engaging and critical exchanges between Wong and his critics illuminate not only Wong’s thought, but also contemporary ethical theory and Chinese philosophy

Everyday Antiracism

Everyday Antiracism Author Mica Pollock
ISBN-10 9781595585677
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 416
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Which acts by educators are “racist” and which are “antiracist”? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be “racial,” deal with racial inequality and “diversity,” and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the “n-word” to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools. For educators and parents determined to move beyond frustrations about race, Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool.

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058165609
Release 2005
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Environmental Philosophy as Social Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy as Social Philosophy Author Cheryl Hughes
ISBN-10 1889680354
Release 2004
Pages 256
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Environmental Philosophy as Social Philosophy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Environmental Philosophy as Social Philosophy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Environmental Philosophy as Social Philosophy book for free.

Sentience and Sensibility

Sentience and Sensibility Author Matthew R. Silliman
ISBN-10 1930972075
Release 2006
Pages 327
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This is a dialogue that engages a number of issues in moral theory in a rigorous and original manner, while remaining accessible to students and other non-specialist readers. It accomplishes this by means of the time-honoured (if presently dormant) medium of philosophical dialogue, in which its characters actively challenge each other to clarify their ideas and defend their reasoning. In this manner the conversation develops and weighs some proposed solutions, in largely non-technical language, to a number of current and traditional moral problems (including the nature and origin of moral value, the moral status of non-human animals, problems of partiality, and other vexed topics). Moral philosophy and theory can seem as remote and intimidating as everyday ethical matters and moral intuitions are pressing. Sentience and Sensibility proposes that these two should meet. The book's characters gently challenge each other to clarify their thinking and defend their reasoning, and in this rigorous yet personable manner explore traditional and fresh takes on morality. The conversation aims not only to discover thoughtful answers to such questions, but to do so while being respectful of both philosophical theory and ordinary moral intuitions. David Weissman of CCNY believes this "may be the best use of the very difficult medium of philosophical dialogue" he has read, and that the book "deserves a wide audience". Kay Mathiesen of the University of Arizona compares the appeal of the book to that of Jostein Gaarder's bestselling novel about the history of philosophy, with the difference that Sentience and Sensibility develops original ideas in moral thought: "It's like a Sophie's World for grownups".

Reframing Latin America

Reframing Latin America Author Erik Ching
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173012431955
Release 2007-09-01
Pages 349
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Providing an extensive introduction to cultural studies in general, regardless of chronological or geographic focus, and presenting provocative, essential readings from Latin American writers of the last two centuries, Reframing Latin America brings much-needed accessibility to the concepts of cultural studies and postmodernism. From Saussure to semiotics, the authors begin by demystifying terminology, then guide readers through five identity constructs, including nation, race, and gender. The readings that follow are presented with insightful commentary and encompass such themes as "Civilized Folk Marry the Barbarians" (including Jos Mart's "Our America") and "Boom Goes the Literature: Magical Realism as the True Latin America?" (featuring Elena Garro's essay "It's the Fault of the Tlaxcaltecas"). Films such as Like Water for Chocolate are discussed in-depth as well. The result is a lively, interdisciplinary guide for theorists and novices alike.

Philosophical Topics

Philosophical Topics Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105121714898
Release 2002
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Vols. for 1981-88 accompanied by supplements: Proceedings of the Southwestern Philosophical Society; and Phenomenology and the human sciences.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

International Review for the Sociology of Sport Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89098185432
Release 2003
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International Review for the Sociology of Sport has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International Review for the Sociology of Sport also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International Review for the Sociology of Sport book for free.

Race and racism in modern philosophy

Race and racism in modern philosophy Author Andrew Valls
ISBN-10 0801440335
Release 2005
Pages 293
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Is modern philosophy racist? Do such canonical philosophers as Descartes, Hobbes, Leibniz, Spinoza, the British Empiricists, and the German Idealists lend support, if only indirectly, to racist doctrines? Or do their ideas contain the resources to critique or even reject racist theories?An innovative and substantial intervention in critical race theory, Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy brings together an impressive roster of thinkers to trace the question of race in modern philosophical inquiry and explore its influence on contemporary philosophy. From Locke' treatment of the issue of slavery and Descartes' silence on the issue to Hegel' philosophy of religion and Nietzsche' "racial profiling," this book illuminates the complex relationship between race and philosophy.

Lincoln Emancipated

Lincoln Emancipated Author Brian R. Dirck
ISBN-10 0875803598
Release 2007-01
Pages 189
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Abraham Lincoln has long been revered by blacks and whites alike as the “Great Emancipator.” In recent years, however, this image has come under assault by scholars who question Lincoln's commitment to racial equality and who assert that he was in fact, as Frederick Douglass once noted, the “white man's president.” Such arguments challenging deep-seated assumptions about our nation's beloved leader demand serious investigation. What personal beliefs did Lincoln hold about the inherent differences or similarities between blacks and whites? How did his vision for race relations change as a result of the Civil War? What political, legal, and cultural circumstances prompted him to issue the Emancipation Proclamation? And in what ways have Americans chosen to remember Lincoln's legacy? Does he truly deserve his fame as the “Great Emancipator?” In this volume, seven historians attempt to answer these critical questions. Kenneth J. Winkle analyzes the racial climate of the early nineteenth-century Midwest in order to place Lincoln's views in context. Kevin R. C. Gutzman discusses the influence of Thomas Jefferson's racial politics upon Lincoln; and James N. Leiker scrutinizes Lincoln's attitudes toward Native Americans, Asians, and Hispanics as well as toward blacks. Phillip S. Paludan and Brian Dirck describe Lincoln's tortured deliberation over emancipation, while Dennis K. Boman uses Missouri as a case study of the president's delicate handling of this explosive issue. By tracing the changes in Lincoln's proposals for the future of liberated slaves, Michael Vorenberg argues that, despite what many Americans today would consider limitations, Lincoln demonstrated a remarkable open-mindedness and capacity for growth. Allen C. Guelzo opens the volume with a thought-provoking foreword.

MultiCultural review

MultiCultural review Author
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059172144482263
Release 2002
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Reel arguments

Reel arguments Author Andrew Light
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111970476
Release 2003-01-23
Pages 198
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In Reel Arguments, Andrew Light, known for his work in environmental ethics and the philosophy of technology, addresses the role of film in society. By looking at films and the creators of such films as Alice in the Cities, Enemy of the State, The Conversation, Falling Down, City of Hope, and Matewan, Light persuasively argues that film can be highly philosophical and influential. Though not the first to make such a claim, Light brings new insights into the readings of these films as visual arguments covering a range of issues: identity politics, urban landscapes, the politics of space, and the unexpected dimensions of technology. This volume will be of special interest to readers of film and philosophy.

Racism in mind

Racism in mind Author Michael P. Levine
ISBN-10 0801442311
Release 2004-05-01
Pages 304
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This philosophical analysis of the phenomenon of racism brings together some of the most influential analytic philosophers writing on racism today. The introduction by Tamas Pataki outlines the historical and thematic development of conceptions of race and racism, and locates the following essays against the backdrop of contemporary reactions to that development. While the framework is primarily analytic, the volume also includes essays deeply informed by psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and feminist and social theory. The fourteen chapters in this collection address three interrelated questions: What is racism? What are the causes of racism? and What are the moral and political implications of racism? Although their approaches are wide ranging, the contributors to Racism in Mind broadly endorse a psychological-characterological approach to the understanding of many aspects of racism.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts Author Leo P. Chall
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105113577501
Release 2003
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.