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Killing Sympathies: RACIAL LIBERALISM AND RACE NOVELS

Jodi Melamed

in Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674244
eISBN:
9781452947426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674244.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents Gunnar Myrdal’s novel An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944) to illustrate the emergence of race novels and the values ascribed to literature about ... More


Producing Discourses of Certainty with Official Antiracisms

Jodi Melamed

in Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674244
eISBN:
9781452947426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674244.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses geopolitical aspects of the modern racial system in the post-World War II era. Antiracist and liberal-capitalist modernity became rampant after World War II in the form of ... More


Civil Rights and New Deal Liberalism in the Mass Public

Eric Schickler

in Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691153872
eISBN:
9781400880973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153872.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the mass-level story of civil rights realignment among whites. The conventional understanding is that New Deal economic liberalism and racial liberalism were not related among ... More


Re-imagining Racial Liberalism

Mark Brilliant

in Making the American Century: Essays on the Political Culture of Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199845392
eISBN:
9780199365104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845392.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

This chapter taps California’s civil rights history as a case study for recasting the disparaging view of racial liberalism presented in much of the recent "long" civil rights movement ... More


Introduction: Toward a Literary History of Racial Liberalism

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction argues that a tradition of liberal white race fiction has been a key component of American literary history. It surveys scholarship defining “racial liberalism” and “racial ... More


Chinatown Offers Us a Lesson

Ellen D. Wu

in The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157825
eISBN:
9781400848874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157825.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how a a national panic over a perceived escalation in youth criminality surfaced in the early 1940s, which was triggered by the social transformations of wartime. For Chinese in ... More


Introduction

Karen R. Miller

in Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This introductory chapter illustrates the political and spatial rift between the blacks and whites in early-twentieth-century Detroit, and the ideologies that would eventually shape northern racial ... More


African American Migration and the Emerging Discourse of Northern Racial Liberalism

Karen R. Miller

in Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes the formation of northern racial liberalism and of black responses to this new racial ideology. Northern racial liberalism emerged alongside the beginning of the First Great ... More


Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Karen R. Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

In the wake of the Civil War, many white northern leaders supported race-neutral laws and anti-discrimination statutes. These positions helped amplify the distinctions they drew between their ... More


Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism

Charles W. Mills

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190245412
eISBN:
9780190245450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245412.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberalism’s promise of equal rights has historically been denied to blacks and other people of color. Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism argues that rather than being ... More


Racial Liberalism

Charles W. Mills

in Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190245412
eISBN:
9780190245450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245412.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberalism is globally triumphant, and contemporary political debates either assume a liberal framework or take it as the main target. But in these debates, the historic racialization of liberalism ... More


“Let Us Act Funny”: Snow Flake Grigsby and Civil Rights Liberalism in the 1930s

Karen R. Miller

in Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter explores the organizing victories spearheaded by black Detroiters that contributed to African Americans' increasing visibility and galvanized a local spirit of protest—an inclination ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction outlines the focus, scope, and significance of the book, introducing the Black activists, educators, parents, and students who navigated, challenged, and contributed to the urban ... More


Specters of Genocide: Cold War Exceptions and the Contradictions of Liberalism

Keith P. Feldman

in A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694501
eISBN:
9781452950846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694501.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter One situates this entanglement in competing post-Holocaust discourses of racial expertise and Cold War geopolitics. It provides a genealogy of the 1975 United Nations resolution 3379, ... More


Jew Like Me: Empathy and Antisemitism in Laura Zametkin Hobson’s

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The discourse on racial liberalism at mid-century involved the debate over antisemitism, made more urgent by Hitler’s rise in Germany. Born Jewish but largely assimilated, Hobson protested the ... More


Jewish Conversions: Color Blindness, Anti-Imperialism, and Jewish National Liberation

Keith P. Feldman

in A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694501
eISBN:
9781452950846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694501.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter Three interrogates how the suture between Zionism and American Jewishness was fashioned amid racial justice struggles of the late 1960s and early 1970s. A range of Jewish writers and ... More


From Power to Prejudice: The Rise of Racial Individualism in Midcentury America

Leah N. Gordon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226238449
eISBN:
9780226238586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238586.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Although social structural, political economic, psychological, and legal conceptions of racism competed from the 1920s through the mid 1940s, individualistic theories of the race issue proved ... More


A Black Face in a High Place, Fire Commissioner Robert O. Lowery: Reform, Retrenchment, and the Limitations of Racial Liberalism

David Goldberg

in Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633626
eISBN:
9781469633633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on John Lindsay’s appointment of Robert O. Lowery to serve as the FDNY’s Fire Commissioner during the onset of one of the most tumultuous periods in the department’s history, ... More


New Left Project Interview with Charles Mills

Charles W. Mills

in Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190245412
eISBN:
9780190245450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245412.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This interview begins with a particular explanation of “race,” “racism,” and their social dynamic. It then argues that liberalism has been so shaped by white racial domination that one can speak of a ... More


“Living Happily at the Taxpayers’ Expense”: City Managers, African American “Freeloaders,” and White Taxpayers

Karen R. Miller

in Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter looks at how the language of northern racial liberalism was implemented during the Great Depression. While implicitly agreeing that baldly racist statements were unacceptable, white city ... More


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