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Author Cochran, David Carroll.

Title The color of freedom : race and contemporary American liberalism / David Carroll Cochran.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.800973 COCH    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 207 pages ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in Afro-American studies.
SUNY series in Afro-American studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-197) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Race discrimination -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0791441857 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0791441865 (paperback: alk. paper)