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Whitewashing Race

The Myth of a Color-Blind Society

Michael K. Brown, Martin Carnoy, Elliott Currie, et al.

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In an updated new edition of this classic work, a team of highly respected sociologists, political scientists, economists, criminologists, and legal scholars scrutinize the resilience of racial inequality in twenty-first-century America.
 
Whitewashing Race argues that contemporary racism manifests as discrimination in nearly every realm of American life, and is further perpetuated by failures to address the compounding effects of generations of disinvestment. Police violence, mass incarceration of Black people, employment and housing discrimination, economic deprivation, and gross inequities in health care combine to deeply embed racial inequality in American society and economy.
 
Updated to include the most recent evidence, including contemporary research on the racially disparate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, this edition of  Whitewashing Race analyzes the consequential and ongoing legacy of "disaccumulation" for Black communities and lives. While some progress has been made, the authors argue that real racial justice can be achieved only if we actively attack and undo pervasive structural racism and its legacies.

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color blindness, legal scholars, welfare state, criminal justice system, racial prejudice, american society, neo conservatives, bigotry, white americans, racial issues, cultural criticism, america, wage gaps, 20th century, housing discrimination, american culture, economists, african americans, political scientists, black americans, united states, criminologists, racial discrimination, sociologists, low income families, racial inequality, health care discrimination, historians, whitewashing