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Author Flagg, Barbara J., 1947-

Title Was Blind, But Now I See : White Race Concsiousness and the Law
Published New York : NYU Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (206 pages)
Series Critical America Series
Critical America.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; [1] Introduction; [2] An Overview of Race and Racism; [3] The Constitutional Requirement of Discriminatory Intent; [4] Constitutional Qualms; [5] Disparate Impact under Title VII; [6] Statutory Interpretation; [7] Notes on Doctrinal Reform; Notes; Index; About the Author
Summary "Race" does not speak to most white people. Rather, whites tend to associate race with people of color and to equate whiteness with racelessness. As Barbara J. Flagg demonstrates in this important book, this "transparency" phenomenon--the invisibility of whiteness to white people-- profoundly affects the ways in whites make decisions: they rely on criteria perceived by the decisionmaker as race-neutral but which in fact reflect white, race-specific norms. Flagg here identifies this transparently white decisionmaking as a form of institutional racism that contributes signifi
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Subject African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814728871 (electronic bk)
9780814728871 (electronic bk)