Racial Culture: A Critique


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What is black culture? Does it have an essence? What do we lose and gain by assuming that it does, and by building our laws accordingly? This bold and provocative book questions the common presumption of political multiculturalism that social categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality are defined by distinctive cultural practices. Richard Ford argues against law reform proposals that would attempt to apply civil rights protections to "cultural difference." Unlike many criticisms of multiculturalism, which ...

Racial Culture: A Critique 2006, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691128696

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Racial Culture: A Critique 2004, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691119601