Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism

Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism : The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America

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Tackling the ugly secret of unconscious racism in American society, this book provides specific solutions to counter this entrenched phenomenon.
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 15.24mm | 249.48g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0814706703
  • 9780814706701
  • 967,707

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction"Rational" Discrimination and the Black Tax Chapter OneThe "Reasonable Racist": A Slippery Oxymoron How We Know What We Know: The Typical, the Reasonable, and the Accurate Why We Blame Whom We Blame: The Typical, the Reasonable, and the Damnable Chapter TwoThe "Intelligent Bayesian": Reckoning with Rational DiscriminationWhy Rational Discrimination Is Not Reasonable Race and the Subversion of Rationality Chapter ThreeThe "Involuntary Negrophobe" The Involuntary Negrophobe and Dueling Conceptions of Law Chapter FourOf Mice and Men: Equal Protection and Unconscious Bias Private Bias and Equal Protection Restructuring the Maze to Serve Justice Chapter FiveBlame and Punishment: Narrative, Perspective, Scapegoats,and Demons Framing the Narrative Broadly in Women's Self-Defense Work Narrative, Consent, and Blame The Fundamental Fault Line: Determinism versus Antideterminism "Disadvantaged Social Background" Opponents Grasp at StrawsIdeological Agendas Chapter SixRepealing the Black Tax: Breaking the Discrimination Habit Hypocritical Racists and Aversive Racists Proving Ubiquitous Unconscious Bias Combating Unconscious Discrimination in the Courtroom Conclusion Notes Index
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"Skillfully drawing on a wide range of referents from Greek mythology to Thomas Byes, the father of statistics, Armour plumbs our racial psychology and in the process explores the racialized nature of our daily life and our legal system." -Norfolk Virginia Journal and Guide "[C]ommendable in important respects. [Armour] points out problems in the theory of rational racial discrimination that many of its proponents ignore or overlook." -Randall Kennedy, Los Angeles Times Book Review "A crucial book, at a critical time, just as white America is gradually coming to understand the hidden travails of African American life." -Bookwatch "A patient meditation." -The Nation
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About Jody David Armour

Jody David Armour is Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Southern California.
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