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This article attempts to develop an accessible approach to race and racism in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The second section is about the concept of racism, and, by derivation, racists and racist behavior. Any acceptable definition of racism would seem to presuppose the existence of races and racial difference. Therefore, the third section, ‘Race’, is an examination of those concepts. The fourth section ‘Remedies’, is a discussion of practical correctives to racism in the light of the progress made in second and third sections.
Naomi Zack (Ph.D, Columbia University, New York) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon, Eugene. Her most recent book is Philosophy of Science and Race (2002) and she is also the author of Race and Mixed Race (1993), Bachelors of Science: Seventeenth Century Identity (1996), Then and Now (1996), and a textbook, Thinking About Race (1998). She is the editor of Women of Color and Philosophy(1998), American Mixed Race: The Culture of Microdiversity (1995), and other anthologies, and has written articles on race, racism, mixed race, gender, and seventeenth-century philosophy. Zack's current project is an existentialist theory of mind.
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