Category: Realism

Which position do you most agree with and why?

(from Critical Race Theory on July 16, 2008) Idealists: Holds that racism and discrimination are matters of thinking, mental categorization, attitude, and discourse. Race is a social construction, so it can be dismantled through changing scripts, images, words, and attitudes that oppress others. Realists: Despite attitudes and words (both important), racism is means by which …

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Racial Realism

From handout on July 16, 2008 in Critical Race Theory. Derrick Bell and others posit a racial philosophy:Views on Racial Realism: Black people will never gain full equality in this country (i.e., parity with White people) Efforts will only result in temporary progress Through acceptance of this perspective, Blacks can imaginatively devise strategies that foster …

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