Hannah Arendt, “Reflections on Little Rock,” and White Ignorance

  title={Hannah Arendt, “Reflections on Little Rock,” and White Ignorance},
  author={Michael D. Burroughs},
  journal={Critical Philosophy of Race},
Hannah Arendt has been criticized for her “blindness” to the sociopolitical significance of race and racism in the West, most notably, in her “Reflections on Little Rock.” I consider three prominent explanations for Arendt's wrongheaded conclusions in “Reflections.” First, the “category interpretation” presents Arendt's conclusions as resulting from her rigid application of philosophical categories—the public, the private, and the social—to events in Little Rock. Second, the “racial prejudice… 

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