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Racial reconciliation and the healing of a nation : beyond law and rights / edited by Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and Austin Sarat.

Contributor(s): Ogletree, Charles J [editor.] | Sarat, Austin [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2017]Description: 1 online resource (ix, 195 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781479828210; 1479828211.Subject(s): Race discrimination -- United States | African Americans -- Civil rights | Racism -- United States | ReconciliationAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation : Beyond Law and Rights.DDC classification: 305.800973 LOC classification: E185.615 | .R335 2017Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction : bridging the black-white divide / Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat -- Racial fakery and the next postracial reconciliation in the age of Dolezal / Matthew Pratt Guterl -- Race and science : preconciliation as reconciliation / Osagie K. Obasogie -- From perceiving injustice to achieving racial justice : interrogating the impact of racial brokers on racial antagonism and racial reconciliation / Carla Shedd -- Weaponized empathy : emotion and the limits of racial reconciliation in policing / Naomi Murakawa -- Black deaths matter, too : doing racial reconciliation after the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina / Valerie C. Cooper -- The 'post-national' racial state, domestication, and multiscalar organizing in the new millennium / Kirstie A. Dorr.
Summary: The work at hand for bridging the racial divide in the United States From Baltimore and Ferguson to Flint and Charleston, the dream of a post-racial era in America has run up against the continuing reality of racial antagonism. Current debates about affirmative action, multiculturalism, and racial hate speech reveal persistent uncertainty and ambivalence about the place and meaning of race - and especially the black/white divide - in American culture. They also suggest that the work of racial reconciliation remains incomplete. Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation seeks to assess where we are in that work, examining sources of continuing racial antagonism among blacks and whites. It also highlights strategies that promise to promote racial reconciliation in the future. Rather than revisit arguments about the importance of integration, assimilation, and reparations, the contributors explore previously unconsidered perspectives on reconciliation between blacks and whites. Chapters connect identity politics, the rhetoric of race and difference, the work of institutions and actors in those institutions, and structural inequities in the lives of blacks and whites to our thinking about tolerance and respect. Going beyond an assessment of the capacity of law to facilitate racial reconciliation, Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation challenges readers to examine social, political, cultural, and psychological issues that fuel racial antagonism, as well as the factors that might facilitate racial reconciliation.
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Introduction : bridging the black-white divide / Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat -- Racial fakery and the next postracial reconciliation in the age of Dolezal / Matthew Pratt Guterl -- Race and science : preconciliation as reconciliation / Osagie K. Obasogie -- From perceiving injustice to achieving racial justice : interrogating the impact of racial brokers on racial antagonism and racial reconciliation / Carla Shedd -- Weaponized empathy : emotion and the limits of racial reconciliation in policing / Naomi Murakawa -- Black deaths matter, too : doing racial reconciliation after the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina / Valerie C. Cooper -- The 'post-national' racial state, domestication, and multiscalar organizing in the new millennium / Kirstie A. Dorr.

The work at hand for bridging the racial divide in the United States From Baltimore and Ferguson to Flint and Charleston, the dream of a post-racial era in America has run up against the continuing reality of racial antagonism. Current debates about affirmative action, multiculturalism, and racial hate speech reveal persistent uncertainty and ambivalence about the place and meaning of race - and especially the black/white divide - in American culture. They also suggest that the work of racial reconciliation remains incomplete. Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation seeks to assess where we are in that work, examining sources of continuing racial antagonism among blacks and whites. It also highlights strategies that promise to promote racial reconciliation in the future. Rather than revisit arguments about the importance of integration, assimilation, and reparations, the contributors explore previously unconsidered perspectives on reconciliation between blacks and whites. Chapters connect identity politics, the rhetoric of race and difference, the work of institutions and actors in those institutions, and structural inequities in the lives of blacks and whites to our thinking about tolerance and respect. Going beyond an assessment of the capacity of law to facilitate racial reconciliation, Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation challenges readers to examine social, political, cultural, and psychological issues that fuel racial antagonism, as well as the factors that might facilitate racial reconciliation.

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This edited volume explores neglected aspects of reconciliation between blacks and whites in the US that were discussed in 2016 at a workshop at Amherst College. Ogletree (Harvard) and Sarat (Amherst) have gathered six contributions on the roots of racial animosity and possible strategies for racial reconciliation. Matthew Pratt Guterl argues that race is fictional and performative, being grounded in culture and appearance more than in biology. For Osagie Obasogie, the consequences of the prevalence of the biological explanation of race can be overcome by proactive legislation and race impact assessments. In their chapters, Carla Shedd shows that urban schools fail to promote racial reconciliation, Naomi Murakawa suggests that calls for racial reconciliation in policing are equally inadequate, and Valerie Cooper deplores the continued segregation that still divides Christian churches. The book concludes with a chapter by Kirstie Dorr that focuses on transnational, indigenous, and women-of-color perspectives. These timely essays raise key points and propose feasible avenues for change at a critical junction for the US. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Lavinia Stan, St. Francis Xavier University

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