The Race Track: Understanding and Challenging Structural Racism

The Race Track: Understanding and Challenging Structural Racism

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By (author) Kimberle Crenshaw, By (author) Luke Charles Harris, By (author) George Lipsitz

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  • Publisher: New Press
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm 454g
  • Publication date: 24 February 2015
  • ISBN 10: 1595588825
  • ISBN 13: 9781595588821

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Written by a trio of celebrated scholars, The Race Track is a twenty-first-century road map to how race operates in America today. From its covert and psychological dimensions to how race plays a key role in allocating assets to some while denying them to others and a ?whiteness protection program” that keeps race-based advantages intact, this landmark new book challenges some of society’s most cherished notions? about merit, markets, and choice, and about the causes and consequences of unequal racial outcomes.As leaders of a cutting-edge think-tank, the authors have crafted an essential guide to contemporary racism based on years of looking beyond the ivory tower and talking to ordinary people from all walks of life. Amid all the ?post-racial” rhetoric, The Race Track boldly claims that it is not racist to talk about race while structural racism is alive and well. Asserting that color-bound problems cannot be remedied with colorblind solutions, this courageous new work lays out what the full range of responses must be if we are truly interested in achieving justice for all people.

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Kimberle Crenshaw is a professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School and a co-editor of "Critical Race Theory" (The New Press). She lives in New York City and Los Angeles. Luke Charles Harris is the co-founder, with Crenshaw, of the African American Policy Forum and co-wrote the award-winning documentary "A Question of Color." He is a professor of political science at Vassar College and lives in New York City. George Lipsitz, chair of the African American Policy Forum Board of Directors, is a professor of black studies and sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of ten books and lives in Santa Barbara.