The race card : how bluffing about bias makes race relations worse / Richard Thompson Ford.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 388 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780374245757; 0374245754.Subject(s): African Americans -- Social conditions | Racism -- United States | United States -- Race relations | Malicious accusation -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Race card.DDC classification: 305.896/073 Other classification: 86.52 | MS 3530
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -372) and index.
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.
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.