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Racial liberalism and the politics of urban America /
edited by Curtis Stokes and Theresa Meléndez.
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East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2003.
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xi, 353 p.
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0870136690 (alk. paper)
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East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2003.
isbn
0870136690 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
4836338
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Curtis Stokes is Associate Professor in James Madison College and Director of African American and African Studies at Michigan State University Theresa Melendez is Associate Professor in Department of English and Director of Chicano/Latino Studies at Michigan State University K. Gibel Azoulay, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies at Grinnell College R. Khari Brown is a graduate student in the joint sociology and social work program at the University of Michigan Ronald E. Brown is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University David Carroll Cochran is Assistant Professor of Politics as Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa Joe T. Darden is Professor of Geography and Urban Affairs at Michigan State University Reynolds Farley is a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Michigan's Population Studies Center in the Institute for Social Research and a Professor of Sociology John A. Garcia is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona Tamar Jacoby is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute James Jennings is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University Charles W. Mills is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago Mechthild E. Nagel teaches Social Philosophy at SUNY Cortland David N. Pellow is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Director of the California Cultures in Comparative Perspective at the University of California, San Diego Richard Schmitt is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Brown University Brian D. Smedley is a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Health Sciences Policy of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Robert C. Smith is Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University Rogers M. Smith is Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania Naomi Zack is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon, Eugene
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Summaries
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Racial Liberalism and the Politics of Urban America examines the philosophical and political framework that informs public policy impacting racially and ethnically diverse American cities in the twenty-first century. In their analyses of the intersection between race and public policy, contributors to this volume explore the racial character of historical and contemporary American liberalism and draw upon data from the 2000 U.S. Census on topics such as healthcare, the environment, residential segregation, and the changing meanings of race. Consistent with Michigan State University's Race in 21st Century America Conference project, the essays, which reflect genuine racial, intellectual, and ideological diversity, explore the idea and consequences of race in the United States and suggest fresh approaches toward overcoming the persistent and deep racial gap in life opportunities between whites and people of color. Contributors Katya Gibel Azoulay Khari Brown Ronald E. Brown David Carroll Cochran Joe T. Darden,Reynolds Farley John A. Garcia Tamar Jacoby James Jennings Bill E. Lawson Charles W. Mills Mecke Nagel David N. Pellow Richard Schmitt Brian D. Smedley Robert C. Smith Rogers M. Smith Naomi Zack
Main Description
Racial Liberalism and the Politics of Urban America examines the philosophical and political framework that informs public policy impacting racially and ethnically diverse American cities in the twenty-first century. In their analyses of the intersection between race and public policy, contributors to this volume explore the racial character of historical and contemporary American liberalism and draw upon data from the 2000 U.S. Census on topics such as healthcare, the environment, residential segregation, and the changing meanings of race. Consistent with Michigan State University’s Race in 21st Century America Conference project, the essays, which reflect genuine racial, intellectual, and ideological diversity, explore the idea and consequences of race in the United States and suggest fresh approaches toward overcoming the persistent and deep racial gap in life opportunities between whites and people of color.
Main Description
Racial Liberalism and the Politics of Urban Americaexamines the philosophical and political framework that informs public policy impacting racially and ethnically diverse American cities in the twenty-first century. In their analyses of the intersection between race and public policy, contributors to this volume explore the racial character of historical and contemporary American liberalism and draw upon data from the 2000 U.S. Census on topics such as healthcare, the environment, residential segregation, and the changing meanings of race. Consistent with Michigan State University’s Race in 21st Century America Conference project, the essays, which reflect genuine racial, intellectual, and ideological diversity, explore the idea and consequences of race in the United States and suggest fresh approaches toward overcoming the persistent and deep racial gap in life opportunities between whites and people of color.
Main Description
Racial Liberalism and the Politics of Urban America examines the philosophical and political framework that informs public policy impacting racially and ethnically diverse American cities in the twenty-first century. In their analyses of the intersection between race and public policy, contributors to this volume explore the racial character of historical and contemporary American liberalism and draw upon data from the 2000 U.S. Census on topics such as healthcare, the environment, residential segregation, and the changing meanings of race. Consistent with Michigan State University's Race in 21st Century America Conference project, the essays, which reflect genuine racial, intellectual, and ideological diversity, explore the idea and consequences of race in the United States and suggest fresh approaches toward overcoming the persistent and deep racial gap in life opportunities between whites and people of color.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Liberalism and the Problem of Race
Symposium on Charles Mills's The Racial Contract Reforming the Contract?p. 11
Liberalism and Racismp. 15
The Racial Contract According to Charles Millsp. 24
Reply to My Criticsp. 29
Liberal Political Theory's Multicultural Blind Spot and Race in the United Statesp. 51
Grasping the "Invisible Hands": Race and Political Theory Todayp. 75
Race and the 2000 Census
Interpreting the Census: The Elasticity of Whiteness and the Depoliticization of Racep. 155
The Beginning of the End of Racep. 171
Political Coalitions between Communities of Color: Implications for a New Politicsp. 183
2000 National Election: Implications for the City
The 2000 National Census and Its Implications for American Citiesp. 203
The Disappearance of Urban Policy as a Legacy of the Clinton Administration's Posture on Racep. 223
The Black Church, Charitable Choice, and the Bush Administrationp. 231
Race and Urban Policy
High-Tech Environmental Racism: Silicon Valley's Toxic Workplacesp. 249
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: Public Policy Implicationsp. 269
Detroit in 2000: Racial, Economic, and Geographic Trends in a Polarized Metropolisp. 295
Residential Segregation: The Causes and Social and Economic Consequencesp. 325
For Further Readingp. 345
Contributorsp. 349
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