What is Racism? Racial Discourse and Racial Politics

@article{Doane2006WhatIR,
  title={What is Racism? Racial Discourse and Racial Politics},
  author={Ashley Doane},
  journal={Critical Sociology},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={255 - 274}
}
One central area of dispute in current racial politics is whether an act, policy, or event constitutes racism. I contend that the core of these debates involves competing conceptions of racism. Using text from a variety of media sources, I examine the different ways in which racism is defined and how claims and counterclaims are contextualized. I also explore how the dynamic nature of racial discourse leads to the emergence of new ways of defining racism as advocates seek advantages in… Expand
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