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Title:
The color of freedom : race and contemporary American liberalism.
Author:
Cochran, David Carroll.
ISBN:
9780791441862
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Publication Information:
Albany : State University of New York Press, c1999.
Physical Description:
ix, 207 p.
Series:
SUNY series in Afro-American studies.
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SUNY series in Afro-American studies.
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Offers a fresh, distinctive, and compelling analysis of the United States's continuing dilemma of race.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Locating the Argumentp. 5
The Argument's Outlinep. 14
Chapter 2 Color-Blind Liberalismp. 17
The Features of Color-Blind Liberalismp. 17
The Sources of Color-Blind Liberalismp. 18
Framing the Debate on Racep. 33
Color-Blind Liberalism and Freedomp. 41
Chapter 3 The Limits of Color-Blind Liberalismp. 45
The Strengths of Color-Blind Liberalismp. 45
Color-Blind Liberalism and the Leftp. 46
The Limits of Color-Blind Liberalismp. 53
Chapter 4 Liberal Autonomyp. 67
Freedom and Autonomyp. 67
The Nature of Autonomyp. 70
Liberalism, Autonomy, and Multiculturalismp. 84
Chapter 5 Expanding the Liberal Understanding of Racep. 91
Complexityp. 91
The Continuing Importance of Color-Blind Liberalismp. 93
Moving Beyond Color-Blind Liberalismp. 102
Chapter 6 Public Policyp. 135
Public Policy, Autonomy, and Black Americansp. 135
The State, Civil Society, and Public Policyp. 141
Conclusionp. 169
Notesp. 173
Referencesp. 179
Indexp. 199
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