Racism and Responsibility

Ladelle McWhorter

in Difficulties of Ethical Life

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229734
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235186 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Racism and Responsibility

Show Summary Details


This chapter explores how intentional racism prevented people (who are discriminated) from making greater political and economic progress. It reveals that racial injustice does not begin with individual subjects and that passing moral judgment on people will not produce change.

Keywords: racism; discrimination; political progress; economic progress; racial injustice; noral judgment

Chapter.  6610 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Fordham University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.