How to Argue With a Racist

This is a seriously important work' BILL BRYSON 'A fascinating and timely refutation of the casual racism on the rise around the world.

Author: Adam Rutherford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474611265

Category: Science

Page: 224

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Nobody deals with challenging subjects more interestingly and compellingly than Adam Rutherford, and this may be his best book yet. This is a seriously important work' BILL BRYSON 'A fascinating and timely refutation of the casual racism on the rise around the world. The ultimate anti-racism guide for data-lovers everywhere' CAROLINE CRIADO PEREZ *** Race is real because we perceive it. Racism is real because we enact it. But the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise - and increasingly part of the public discourse on politics, migration, education, sport and intelligence. Stereotypes and myths about race are expressed not just by overt racists, but also by well-intentioned people whose experience and cultural baggage steer them towards views that are not supported by the modern study of human genetics. Even some scientists are uncomfortable expressing opinions deriving from their research where it relates to race. Yet, if understood correctly, science and history can be powerful allies against racism, granting the clearest view of how people actually are, rather than how we judge them to be. HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST is a vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation, and a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry.

How to Argue With a Racist

Racist pseudoscience is on the rise.

Author: Adam Rutherford

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 161519830X

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 610

Racist pseudoscience is on the rise. Neo-Nazis and white supremacists are obsessed with genetics, as they believe it will prove their racial purity. But they don’t know what they’re talking about. Learn why in this timely, authoritative weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry.

The Politics Of Multiracial Education

In this book Madan Sarup describes recent developments in multi-racial education and makes a sustained critique of approaches based on the assumptions of psychology, 'equality of opportunity' and 'cultural pluralism'.

Author: Madan Sarup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136134425

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 795

In this book Madan Sarup describes recent developments in multi-racial education and makes a sustained critique of approaches based on the assumptions of psychology, 'equality of opportunity' and 'cultural pluralism'.

The Beginning of the Atheist Argument

This is the 'trial' version of the complete book which is yet to come. 14,000 words rather than the 60 odd thousand the main book is currently sitting at.This is where you get to decide if I'm crap and you don't want to waste your time on ...

Author: Stuart Tomlin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781520502953

Category:

Page: 106

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This is the 'trial' version of the complete book which is yet to come. 14,000 words rather than the 60 odd thousand the main book is currently sitting at.This is where you get to decide if I'm crap and you don't want to waste your time on me, before you've spend too much of your hard-earned money on my book to find out. Or, alternatively, that I'm not that bad, and you might actually enjoy reading my book.To allow you to test the theory I've included the following:* Having the Argument* Argument 8: Pascals Wager* Argument 13: Prayers* The Good works of Religion* 17 'not-so-stupid' questions for AtheistsWhen I started writing this book in 2016 it was just about Atheism plain and simple, about people's misunderstanding of it, of how people come to it as a spiritual conclusion, and why quoting Bible passages at people like me won't change anything. I did this by using my own arguments in my own words, rather than just printing a selection of quotes from others which seems to be enough to print a book today. By telling personal stories of arguments and conversations I've had myself over the years. I tried to make this age-old argument something real, rather than just an academic exercise. I tried to add some fun, some passion. I'm not saying that you'll never had heard a single one of the arguments before, but I might make them a little easier to absorb, and then steal and use yourself.As that year went on, I started to realise that the art of the argument was also something that was misunderstood. It's become a dirty word, people refuse to do it because someone might be offended. It seems to have become much easier to brand someone a racist, or a bigot and just refuse to talk to them, safe in the knowledge that you've done your best, and that you're the virtuous one in the situation.I've always believed that you should talk to people, especially those you don't agree with. You should challenge bad ideas, debate them, and where possible, destroy them. You can't do that through name calling.I love to debate Theists, to argue my case, then listen and reply to theirs. I 'win' the majority of my arguments because 1) I know my subject matter, 2) My arguments are flexible and 3) I know what I want to achieve. You're unlikely to get someone to dismiss the entire concept of a deity from one conversation. The Egyptians didn't rid themselves of Ra, Hathor and Anubis overnight. It took them millennia, and if TV teaches us anything, a lot of help from SG-1.You may only make a scratch in their beliefs, but that scratch can become a crack, that crack can break open, and eventually, after enough damage has been dealt, they have to rebuild those beliefs, and if you've done a good job, they'll rebuild them differently than before, and you'll have got your win.The above is as true of sexism and racism, as it is for religion and any other part of human culture we'd be better off without.I want to teach people to argue against religion, but also how to argue against other equally ridiculous and evil beliefs. This is only a taster of how I intend on doing that. Hopefully you'll find it interesting, insightful and on occasion, funny as well.

Racism and Philosophy

Written to engage readers with a wide variety of interests, this is an essential book for all theorists of race and for all philosophers.

Author: Susan E. Babbitt

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501720716

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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By definitively establishing that racism has broad implications for how the entire field of philosophy is practiced—and by whom—this powerful and convincing book puts all members of the discipline on notice that racism concerns them. It simultaneously demonstrates to race theorists the significance of philosophy for their work. A distinguished cast of authors takes a stand on the importance of race, focusing on the insights that analyses of race and racism can make to philosophy—not just to ethics and political philosophy but also to the more abstract debates of metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. Contemporary philosophy, the authors argue, continues to evade racism and, as a result, often helps to promote it. At the same time, anti-racist theorists in many disciplines regularly draw on crucial notions of objectivity, rationality, agency, individualism, and truth without adequate knowledge of philosophical analyses of these very concepts. Racism and Philosophy demonstrates the impossibility of talking thoughtfully about race without recourse to philosophy. Written to engage readers with a wide variety of interests, this is an essential book for all theorists of race and for all philosophers.

The Roots of Racism and Abortion

This is not necessary, and The Roots of Racism and Abortion is an invitation to a new debate. The book is not neutral; it was written by a pro-life activist.

Author: John Cavanaugh-O'Keefe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780738830889

Category: History

Page: 265

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A new and real debate . . . The debate over abortion has bogged down. In general, people talk past each other, with little or no understanding of each other. This is not necessary, and The Roots of Racism and Abortion is an invitation to a new debate. The book is not neutral; it was written by a pro-life activist. But it shows what the debate is really all about, so that people can stop wasting time repeating slogans. Readers on both sides of the controversy will read the book with interest if they are interested in an honest exchange, rather than forcing their misunderstood views on the nation. Here's the problem with the old debate. Pro-lifers make a series of substantive arguments. They say that the life of an individual person has a beginning, that the beginning is not set arbitrarily, that the beginning is discernible, that the beginning is conception (or fertilization), and that from conception forward the new entity is a member of the human family. Pro-choicers make a procedural argument. They say that there is disagreement in society about when life begins, that we all agree that the mother is human, that she is the one who is most affected by the pregnancy, and that she is the one who should make decisions. The substantive arguments and the procedural arguments do not intersect. The two sides go on talking without ever quite squaring off against each. Frustrated because they don't understand their opponents, both sides make up arguments for the other side, and knock down straw men. Pro-lifers say that pro-choicers don't care about the truth, and are ready to lie and then kill. Pro-choicers say that pro-lifers are bullies, hung up on sex, determined to keep women subservient. These charges are nonsense, fantasies made up by people who cannot or will not listen to their opponents. One argument that pro-lifers often make, demolishing a straw man, is especially revealing. Pro-lifers often push an argument about the beginning of life. They say that it is obvious that life begins at conception or fertilization, and challenge their opponents to come up with an alternative. Pro-choicers don't have a clear answer, or in any case do not have any consensus about an answer. Pro-lifers think that they have scored a point, maybe a lot of points. But in fact, pro-choicers often brush this argument aside without any problem. What pro-choicers often hear, when they are confronted with a sweaty pro-lifer demanding to know when life begins, is an example of poor education. Though they rarely state it explicitly, most pro-choicers are quite sure that life is a continuum, that there is no sharp line anywhere between the sperm and egg, the zygote, the embryo, the fetus, the infant, the child, the adult. They can't explain that to the pro-lifer adequately without a course in biology. The difference between them is not a detail; they have different world views. An elementary course in biology would be enough to explain how continuity works, but a sentence is not enough. Pro-lifers, to understand the truth as pro-choicers see it, must re-arrange their whole view of life, and study evolution. So the pro-lifers think they have scored points, but the pro-choicers are walking away disdainfully. There is no communication at all; world views have bumped into each other, but not confronted each other. We do not have to abandon the debate over substantive questions and focus on procedural matters. Rather, we can explore a different substantive question. That is, pro-lifers always want to argue about when life begins, but that is the wrong question. The real debate is whether life has a significant beginning. Pro-lifers say that life begins at conception. The opposite substantive position is not that life begins at 12 weeks, or at via

The Logic of Racial Practice

This book explores how white supremacy produces a racialized orientation in our lives, arguing that racism is habituated, enacting within us racialized and racist dispositions and bodily comportments that inform how we interact with others.

Author: Brock Bahler

Publisher:

ISBN: 1793641544

Category:

Page: 320

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This book explores how white supremacy produces a racialized orientation in our lives, arguing that racism is habituated, enacting within us racialized and racist dispositions and bodily comportments that inform how we interact with others. Thus, eradicating racism requires unlearning racialized habits and cultivating new anti-racist habits.

The Crises of Multiculturalism

This important new book challenges this familiar narrative of the rise and fall of multiculturalism by challenging the existence of a coherent era of 'multiculturalism' in the first place.

Author: Alana Lentin

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780321406

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Across the West, something called multiculturalism is in crisis. Regarded as the failed experiment of liberal elites, commentators and politicians compete to denounce its corrosive legacies; parallel communities threatening social cohesion, enemies within cultivated by irresponsible cultural relativism, mediaeval practices subverting national 'ways of life' and universal values. This important new book challenges this familiar narrative of the rise and fall of multiculturalism by challenging the existence of a coherent era of 'multiculturalism' in the first place. The authors argue that what we are witnessing is not so much a rejection of multiculturalism as a projection of neoliberal anxieties onto the social realities of lived multiculture. Nested in an established post-racial consensus, new forms of racism draw powerfully on liberalism and questions of 'values', and unsettle received ideas about racism and the 'far right' in Europe. In combining theory with a reading of recent controversies concerning headscarves, cartoons, minarets and burkas, Lentin and Titley trace a transnational crisis that travels and is made to travel, and where rejecting multiculturalism is central to laundering increasingly acceptable forms of racism.

Theories of Race and Ethnic Relations

This book brings together internatiO nally known scholars from a range of disciplines and theoretical traditions.

Author: John Rex

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521369398

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 864

This book brings together internatiO nally known scholars from a range of disciplines and theoretical traditions. In setting out the various theories it demonstrates the range and diversity of approaches to race and ethnic relations current in the field. As well as identifyinf important and persistent points of controversy, however, the collection also reveals much complementarity and indicates the potential for a multi-faceted approach to theorization. The theories represented include contributions from the perspective of sociology, social anthropology, sociobiology, and social psychology.

New Right New Racism

New Right, New Racism is a comparative analysis of the role of racialized symbols in the right turn of US and British politics in the late 1970s through to today.

Author: Amy Elizabeth Ansell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349139270

Category: Political Science

Page: 351

View: 480

New Right, New Racism is a comparative analysis of the role of racialized symbols in the right turn of US and British politics in the late 1970s through to today. The author argues that the symbol of race has been central to the New Right's project to redefine the cultural codes and broader social imaginary upon which the consensus politics of the post-war years was built. In the process of mobilizing race as an ideological articulator of the exit from consensus politics, the New Right has promoted a new form of racism qualitatively distinct from more traditional forms.


Race Racism and Psychology

Graham Richards takes a historical look at how the concepts of "race" and "racism" emerged within the discipline and charts the underlying premises of some famous studies in their social and political contexts.

Author: Graham Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134853750

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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Topics with racial implications have been hotly debated in the psychological literature for most of this century and are often in the news. Graham Richards takes a historical look at how the concepts of "race" and "racism" emerged within the discipline and charts the underlying premises of some famous studies in their social and political contexts. No-one is allowed to be objective in this arena, as opponents will always argue that they are not. This account is bound therefore to be controversial and excite interest whether or not readers agree with Richards' stance.

The Dangers Of The New Anti Racism

In this Letter, Dr Alka Sehgal Cuthbert argues that we need to break free of the new ideology of anti-racism, which differs dramatically from the anti-racism of the past.

Author: Alka Sehgal Cuthbert

Publisher: Academy of Ideas Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 22

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Welcome to Letters on Liberty from the Academy of Ideas. Letters On Liberty is a modest attempt to reinvigorate the public sphere and argue for a freer society. In this Letter, Dr Alka Sehgal Cuthbert argues that we need to break free of the new ideology of anti-racism, which differs dramatically from the anti-racism of the past. Instead, she argues we should adopt a universalist, humanist point of view.


Racial Justice Policies and Courts Legal Reasoning in Europe

This volume looks at how courts and the police handle racial discrimination in Europe.

Author: María Elósegui

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319535803

Category: Law

Page: 222

View: 594

This volume looks at how courts and the police handle racial discrimination in Europe. The chapters show that beyond legal technique, neither the legislators nor the judges escape from their own emotions when responding to racial discrimination. But, as the authors point out, emotions are not always negative. They can also help in a positive way in judicial interpretation. The study profiles five countries: Germany, UK, Estonia, Portugal and Spain. Each of these belong both to the European Union and to the Council of Europe. Coverage examines the responsibility of the public powers, more specifically of the legislative and judicial power, both of the police and of the judiciary, in persecuting racist behavior. In addition, the authors also consider the increase in racism in groups of citizens. The authors argue that racial justice is a proactive reinforcement of policies, practices, attitudes and actions that lead to equal access to opportunities for all. After reading this book, readers will gain a better understanding of the reasoning of legislators, police and judges when dealing with racial discrimination in Europe today.

Mapping the Language of Racism

Explores racism and issues of social structure, power relations and ideology.

Author: Margaret Wetherell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Discourse analysis

Page: 246

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Explores racism and issues of social structure, power relations and ideology. Part 1 provides the theoretical framework within which representations of race can be studied, part 2 an empirical illustration from New Zealand of the arguments of part 1.

Race Liberalism and Economics

This book is a product of, and a contribution to, this modern discussion. It is uniquely transdisciplinary, with contributions by and discussions among economists, philosophers, anthropologists, and literature scholars.

Author: David Colander

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472024841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Noneconomists often think that economists' approach to race is almost exclusively one of laissez-faire. Racism, Liberalism, and Economics argues that economists' ideas are more complicated. The book considers economists' support of markets in relation to the challenge of race and race relations and argues that their support of laissez-faire has traditionally been based upon a broader philosophical foundation of liberalism and history: what markets have and have not achieved in the past, and how that past relates to the future. The book discusses the concepts of liberalism and racism, the history and use of these terms, and how that history relates to policy issues. It argues that liberalism is consistent with a wide variety of policies and that the broader philosophical issues are central in choosing policies. The contributors show how the evolution of racist ideas has been a subtle process that is woven into larger movements in the development of scientific thought; economic thinking is embedded in a larger social milieu. Previous discussions of policies toward race have been constrained by that social milieu, and, since World War II, have largely focused on ending legislated and state-sanctioned discrimination. In the past decade, the broader policy debate has moved on to questions about the existence and relative importance of intangible sources of inequality, including market structure, information asymmetries, cumulative processes, and cultural and/or social capital. This book is a product of, and a contribution to, this modern discussion. It is uniquely transdisciplinary, with contributions by and discussions among economists, philosophers, anthropologists, and literature scholars. The volume first examines the early history of work on race by economists and social scientists more generally. It continues by surveying American economists on race and featuring contributions that embody more modern approaches to race within economics. Finally it explores several important policy issues that follow from the discussion. ". . . adds new insights that contribute significantly to the debate on racial economic inequality in the U.S. The differing opinions of the contributors provide the broad perspective needed to examine this extremely complex issue." --James Peoples, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee "There is an immense economic literature on racial discrimination, employing a variety of models and decomposition methods. This volume makes a unique contribution by focusing on the philosophical assumptions at the root of this analysis and by presenting many sides of the very vigorous debate surrounding these controversial issues." --Thomas Maloney, University of Utah "By focusing upon the progress of analytical technique, historians of economic thought have grossly neglected the symbiotic relation of economics to public policy and ideology. This collection of essays offers a most welcome breach of disciplinary apartheid. Seizing upon recent research in the almost forgotten writings about race of Classical economists and their contemporaries, it relates nineteenth-century ideas to current debates about economic discrimination and other manifestations of racism. As the writing is both learned and lively, the book should appeal both to the generally educated reader and to teachers of courses in multiculturalism." --Melvin Reder, Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Professor Emeritus of Urban and Labor Economics, University of Chicago

I m Not a Racist But

Blum develops a historically grounded account of racism as the deeply morally charged notion it has become.

Author: Lawrence Blum

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801438691

Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

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Blum develops a historically grounded account of racism as the deeply morally charged notion it has become. He addresses the question whether people of color can be racist, defines types of racism, and identifies debased and inappropriate usages of the term.

Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas

This volume provides powerful answers to these pressing questions. 1) It traces the making and contestation of state-led racial projects in response to black and indigenous mobilization during an era of expansion of multicultural rights in ...

Author: Juliet Hooker

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1793615519

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 637

Black and Indigenous Resistance in the Americas is an essential roadmap to understanding contemporary racial politics across the Americas, where openly white supremacist politics are on the rise. It is the product of a multiyear, transnational research project by the Anti-racist Research and Action Network of the Americas in collaboration with resistance movements confronting racial retrenchment in Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States. How did we get here? And what anti-racist strategies are equal to the dire task of confronting resurgent racism? This volume provides powerful answers to these pressing questions. 1) It traces the making and contestation of state-led racial projects in response to black and indigenous mobilization during an era of expansion of multicultural rights in the context of neoliberal capitalism. 2) It identifies the origins and manifestations of the backlash against hard-fought (but hardly far-reaching) gains by marginalized peoples, showing that (contrary to critiques of “identity politics”) the losses and anxieties produced by the failures of neoliberalism have been understood in racial terms. 3) It distills a path forward for progressive anti-racist activism in the Americas that looks beyond state-centered, rights-seeking strategies and instead situates a critique of racial capitalism as central to the contestation of white supremacy.

Political Languages of Race and the Politics of Exclusion

Lawrence's argument is not that the NR has constructed a new commonsense, ... NR describes those arguments that are able to articulate commonsense racist ...

Author: Andy R. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429830939

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

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First published in 1999, Political Languages of Race and the Politics of Exclusion examines the post-race signification logic of languages used to promote and achieve the exclusion and stigmatisation of migrant groups within post-war Britain. Re-examining the time of Smethwick and Powellism, as well as extensive Parliamentary debates, this book develops an original thesis to show how Backbench racism became legitimated as Frontbench commons’ sense. The book argues that the achievement of the success of post-war Parliamentary racism has been made possible by the development of a ubiquitously anecdotal narrative of the travails of the ‘Forgotten Englishman’ awoken to a multi-cultural nightmare in Britain’s decaying inner cities. While the concept of ‘race’ has remained under erasure, the logic of post-race signification discourse has allowed the re-making of racism in public Britain.