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Difficulties of Ethical Life$
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Shannon Sullivan and Dennis J. Schmidt

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229734

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229734.001.0001

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Racism and Responsibility

Racism and Responsibility

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(p.147) 9 Racism and Responsibility
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Difficulties of Ethical Life
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Ladelle McWhorter

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229734.003.0010

This chapter explores how intentional racism prevented people (who are discriminated) from making greater political and economic progress. It reveals that racial injustice does not begin with individual subjects and that passing moral judgment on people will not produce change.

Keywords:   racism, discrimination, political progress, economic progress, racial injustice, noral judgment

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