The Problem of Post-Racialism

The Problem of Post-Racialism

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Although President Obama's election in 2008 accelerated the debate over whether American society is post-racial, in reality, the idea of a non-racial America has several manifestations, and post-racialism is a variable. Vickerman argues that whilst some manifestations are ideologically-driven, others also coincide with ideas that postulate the non-importance of race in America. Moreover, the ascent of a black president, against the backdrop of a traumatic racial history, has highlighted the black middle class's pivotal role as a symbol of racial progress. But are they post-racial? The Problem of Post-Racialism tackles questions such as these through a combination of theory and empirical analysis.Or the BMW that the lawyer was able to buy because of his prowess in the courtroom is an attractive symbol of well-earned success, but to the police it might signify a status symbol obtained through criminality. Hence, the anger generated byanbsp;...

Title:The Problem of Post-Racialism
Author: Milton Vickerman
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-10-25

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