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Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism

Charles W. Mills


Liberalism’s promise of equal rights has historically been denied to blacks and other people of color. Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism argues that rather than being irrelevant to the workings of self-conceived liberal polities today, this history of denial and its current legacy should be regarded as continuing to shape liberalism in fundamental ways. As feminists have conceptualized the dominant form of liberalism as a patriarchal liberalism, this book suggests seeing it as a racialized liberalism. Accordingly, the chapters look at racial liberalism, past and pres ... More

Keywords: racial liberalism, white supremacy, racial exploitation, corrective justice, racial justice, persons and sub-persons, Rawlsianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190245412
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245412.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles W. Mills, author
Professor of Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center