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Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life 

Paperback – March 4, 2014

Challenges popular conceptions about racism to explain its pervasiveness in economic doctrine, politics and everyday thinking, arguing that America must develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality in broad terms in order to achieve a post-racial society. Co-written by the author of Free at Last.

Most people assume that racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields argue otherwise: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call "racecraft." And this phenomenon is intimately entwined with other forms of inequality in American life. So pervasive are the devices of racecraft in American history, economic doctrine, politics, and everyday thinking that the presence of racecraft itself goes unnoticed.

That the promised post-racial age has not dawned, the authors argue, reflects the failure of Americans to develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality. That failure should worry everyone who cares about democratic institutions.

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  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Verso; Reprint edition (March 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781683131
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781683132
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces

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