On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis by George YancyOn Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis by George Yancy

On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis

byGeorge Yancy

Hardcover | September 8, 2017

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With the recent barrage of racially motivated killings, violent encounters between blacks and whites, and hate crimes in the wake of the 2016 election that foreground historic problems posed by systemic racism, including disenfranchisement and mass incarceration, it would be easy to despairthat Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream has turned into a nightmare. Many Americans struggle for equal treatment, facing hate speech, brutality, and a national spirit of hopelessness; their reality is hardly "post-racial". The need for clarity surrounding the significance of race and racism in theUnited States is more pressing than ever. This collection of interviews on race, some originally conducted for The New York Times philosophy blog, The Stone, provides rich context and insight into the nature, challenges, and deepest questions surrounding this fraught and thorny topic.In interviews with such major thinkers as bell hooks, Judith Butler, Cornel West, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Peter Singer, and Noam Chomsky, Yancy probes the historical origins, social constructions, and lived reality of race along political and economic lines. He interrogates fully race's insidiousexpressions, its transcendence of Black/white binaries, and its link to neo-liberalism, its epistemological and ethical implications, and, ultimately, its future.
George Yancy is Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He is the author, editor and co-editor of over 18 books. He has authored numerous scholarly articles and chapters. He is known for his influential essays and interviews in the New York Times' philosophy column, The Stone.
Title:On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of CrisisFormat:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 8, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"How should a liberal society respond to the Ku Klux Klan? What if Batman were a black man? How can a white professor teach about race effectively? Why is there a lack of trust between black communities and local police? Does racism have the same roots as what leads factory farm workers to uselive chickens as footballs? Have Muslims of Arab descent replaced black people as the pariah of American society? George Yancy has put together 34 penetrating, illuminating, and in some cases heart-rending interviews with today's leading thinkers about race in a timely book about racism in Americathat answers these questions and more." --Ruth Chang, Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University