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Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America

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ISBN-10: 0814706703

ISBN-13: 9780814706701

Edition: 2000

Authors: Jody David Armour

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[C]ommendable in important respects. [Armour] points out problems in the theory of rational racial discrimination that many of its proponents ignore or overlook.--Randall Kennedy, Los Angeles Times Book Review"A patient meditation."--The Nation"A crucial book, at a critical time, just as white America is gradually coming to understand the hidden travails of African American life."--Bookwatch"Skillfully drawing on a wide range of referents from Greek mythology to Thomas Byes, the father of statistics, Armour plumbs our racial psychology and in the process explores the racialized nature of our daily life and our legal system."--Norfolk Virginia Journal and GuideTackling the ugly secret of…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.99" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Jody David Armour is Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Southern California.

Introduction: "Rational" Discrimination and the Black Tax
The "Reasonable Racist": A Slippery Oxymoron
How We Know What We Know: The Typical, the Reasonable, and the Accurate
Why We Blame Whom We Blame: The Typical, the Reasonable, and the Damnable
The "Intelligent Bayesian": Reckoning with Rational Discrimination
Why Rational Discrimination Is Not Reasonable
Race and the Subversion of Rationality
The "Involuntary Negrophobe"
The Involuntary Negrophobe and Dueling Conceptions of Law
Of Mice and Men: Equal Protection and Unconscious Bias
Private Bias and Equal Protection
Restructuring the Maze to Serve Justice
Blame and Punishment: Narrative, Perspective, Scapegoats, and Demons
Framing the Narrative Broadly in Women's Self-Defense Work
Narrative, Consent, and Blame
The Fundamental Fault Line: Determinism versus Antideterminism
"Disadvantaged Social Background"
Opponents Grasp at Straws
Ideological Agendas
Repealing the Black Tax: Breaking the Discrimination Habit
Hypocritical Racists and Aversive Racists
Proving Ubiquitous Unconscious Bias
Combating Unconscious Discrimination in the Courtroom