Colorblind Nation

Colorblind Nation : The Denial of Race and The Rise of Racial Inequality

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Colorblind Nation examines how colorblindness is discussed, debated and deployed in a host of social, political and economic contexts. This book traces how the concept of colorblindness has shifted from an abstract societal goal to a normative belief system that now frames how individuals and institutions understand race in the context of equal opportunity, social mobility and perceptions of institutional racism. Using his own ethnographic research as well as social science polling research on racial attitudes, Chip Gallagher examines colorblindness in media, education, and corporate America.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138937444
  • 9781138937444

Table of contents

1."Our Survey Says" - Polling Data and the Leveled Playing Field 2. Colorblindness in Politics and Law 3. The Media, Diversity and Colorblind Corporate America 4. Colorblind Multiculturalism in Education 5. Conclusion
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About Charles Gallagher

Charles Gallagher is a professor of sociology and department chair at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. He has published extensively on race, inequality and immigration in the United States including eleven edited volumes and more than 25 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.
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