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A Formula for Eradicating Racism: Debunking White Supremacy

  • Timothy McGettigan
  • Earl Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Timothy McGettigan, Earl Smith
    Pages 1-4
  3. Timothy McGettigan, Earl Smith
    Pages 5-7
  4. Timothy McGettigan, Earl Smith
    Pages 8-18
  5. Timothy McGettigan, Earl Smith
    Pages 19-34
  6. Timothy McGettigan, Earl Smith
    Pages 35-47
  7. Timothy McGettigan, Earl Smith
    Pages 48-59
  8. Timothy McGettigan, Earl Smith
    Pages 60-69
  9. Timothy McGettigan, Earl Smith
    Pages 70-75
  10. Timothy McGettigan, Earl Smith
    Pages 76-82
  11. Timothy McGettigan, Earl Smith
    Pages 83-85
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 86-132

About this book

Introduction

In this book Tim McGettigan  and Earl Smith make the unprecedented argument that racism is a remediable form of suggestion-induced sadism. Smith and McGettigan explain in plain terms how societies like the USA construct racism, and they also explain how societies can dismantle and eradicate racism. When nations declare war, they usually go through ritualized processes of 'othering' their enemies. When nations 'other' their enemies, it becomes much easier to commit the mass murder and when the wars end nations generally go through a ritualized re-normalization processes. Early in its history the USA officially othered people of color. This is best exemplified by the Three-Fifths Compromise, 'excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.' Skin pigment racism has been rampant in the USA ever since because the USA has never formally ceased hostilities against people of color. The authors posit that the USA can eradicate racism by terminating the policies that create a foundation for America's white supremacist racism.

Keywords

#blacklivesmatter democracy ethnicity hatred inequality race white supremacy racism #blacklivesmatter democracy ethnicity hatred inequality nature race USA white supremacy

Authors and affiliations

  • Timothy McGettigan
    • 1
  • Earl Smith
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Colorado State UniversityPuebloUSA
  2. 2.American Ethnic StudiesUSA
  3. 3.Wake Forest UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137599759
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-88809-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59975-9
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