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Hard FeelingsThe Moral Psychology of Contempt$
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Macalester Bell

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199794140

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794140.001.0001

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Contempt, Racism, and Civility's Limits

Contempt, Racism, and Civility's Limits

(p.197) Chapter 5 Contempt, Racism, and Civility's Limits
Hard Feelings

Macalester Bell

Oxford University Press

This chapter offers an account of contempt’s role in antiblack racism. It is argued that the best way to answer the racist’s inapt contempt is by responding with apt counter-contempt. Using race-based contempt as an illustrative example, the nature of civility and its limits are explored.

Keywords:   racism, racist contempt, J.L.A. Garcia, John Arthur, civility, Cheshire Calhoun

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