The Scientific Fallacy and Political Misuse of the Concept of Race (Symposium Studies No. 79)

The Scientific Fallacy and Political Misuse of the Concept of Race (Symposium Studies No. 79)

By: Ronald E. Hall (author)Hardback

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Hall (Michigan State U.) describes the various definitions of race, and how it has been affected by questionable science and pernicious politics over time. He explores the racial issues behind the Atlantic slave trade, the fears behind the designations of quadroons, octoroons, and mulattoes, the particular racism directed at African-American men,

About Author

Dr. Ronald E. Hall received his PhD from Atlanta University. He is currently Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, and has published numerous articles and reviews. Dr. Hall is also the author of Discrimination Among Oppressed Populations (Mellen, 2003) and Skin Color as a Post-Colonial Among Asian-Americans (Mellen, 2004).

Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The Atlantic Slave Trade; 3. Race; 4. Quadroons, Octoroons, and Mulattoes; 5. Fear/Inferiority: Racist Images of African-American Men; 6. Affirmative Action: The Racial Divide; 7. The Politics of Race; 8. Racism in the 21st Century; 9. From Race to Reason; References; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773463721
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 177
  • ID: 9780773463721
  • ISBN10: 0773463720

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