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The Journal of Ethics

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 249-264

RACISM, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND INTERRACIAL COALITIONS

  • HOWARD McGARYAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, Rutgers University

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Abstract

Is racism in the United States alive and well? Do African Americans still experience alienation and social injustice because of racism? What are the various proposals that have been tendered by conservatives and liberals for overcoming racism? Can interracial coalitions be used as an effective tool for combating racism? I attempt to answer these questions in part by offering an analysis of Cornel West's interracial coalition proposal in Race Matters.

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