Title

Liberalism and the Challenge of Race: Two Views

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

16 p.

Publication Date

10-2010

Publisher

Florida State University

Source Publication

Social Theory and Practice

Source ISSN

0037-802X

Original Item ID

doi: 10.5840/soctheorpract201036436

Abstract

Derrick Darby’s Rights, Race, and Recognition and Ronald R. Sundstrom’s The Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice are two recent efforts to answer the challenges that race and racism pose to liberal theory. Darby draws upon civil rights and abolitionist discourse to advance an “externalist” account of political rights, while Sundstrom explores the strains placed upon liberalism by recent demographic trends. In this review essay, I provide a brief account of their overall arguments, and offer some further critical considerations.

Comments

Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 36, No. 4 (October 2010): 689-704. DOI.

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