The Racial Contract

The Racial Contract Author Charles W. Mills
ISBN-10 0801484634
ISBN-13 9780801484636
Year 1999-06-25
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Cornell University Press
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The Racial Contract puts classic Western social contract theory deadpan to extraordinary radical use With a sweeping look at the European expansionism and racism of the last five hundred years Charles W Mills demonstrates how this peculiar and unacknowledged contract has shaped a system of global European domination how it brings into existence whites and non whites full persons and sub persons how it influences white moral theory and moral psychology and how this system is imposed on non whites through ideological conditioning and violence The Racial Contract argues that the society we live in is a continuing white supremacist state Holding up a mirror to mainstream philosophy this provocative book explains the evolving outline of the racial contract from the time of the New World conquest and subsequent colonialism to the written slavery contract to the separate but equal system of segregation in the twentieth century United States According to Mills the contract has provided the theoretical architecture justifying an entire history of European atrocity against non whites from David Hume s and Immanuel Kant s claims that blacks had inferior cognitive power to the Holocaust to the kind of imperialism in Asia that was demonstrated by the Vietnam War Mills suggests that the ghettoization of philosophical work on race is no accident This work challenges the assumption that mainstream theory is itself raceless Just as feminist theory has revealed orthodox political philosophy s invisible white male bias Mills s explication of the racial contract exposes its racial underpinnings

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The Racial Contract

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ISBN-10 9780801471346
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