Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-197) and index.
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Color-Blind Liberalism -- Ch. 3. The Limits of Color-Blind Liberalism -- Ch. 4. Liberal Autonomy -- Ch. 5. Expanding the Liberal Understanding of Race -- Ch. 6. Public Policy.
Using liberal political theory to explore the politics of race in the United States, The Color of Freedom offers a fresh, distinctive, and compelling analysis of the country's continuing dilemma of race. Cochran develops an argument about how contemporary liberalism understands race, what is inadequate about this understanding, and how it can develop a better one. Sitting at the intersection of theory and practice, this book offers an impressive example of how the two must inform each other, especially when it comes to opening up new ways of thinking about old and frustrating problems like that of race in American life.