American History, Race and the Struggle for Equality: An by Masaki Kawashima

By Masaki Kawashima

Powerfully synthesizing significant currents within the box, this booklet addresses the difficulty of inequality throughout American politics and society, utilizing race as a lens for the exploration of significant topics in American background. It considers the concept that of race as a social building, opposed to the history of the ancient struggles for “fairness” in a society according to the framework of democracy, whose precept is that majority’s consent be important for the achievement of “justice.”
Foregrounding difficulties of race, capital, and political financial system, it fairly examines the connections among race and sophistication, the connection of slavery and nationwide politics, and the certain highbrow framework that american citizens have constructed to debate “race.”
Offering an in depth account of civil rights laws, an summary of immigration legislation and coverage, and complete overviews of debates approximately affirmative motion, immigration, and the motives and options to racialized city poverty, this booklet emphasizes what's special concerning the usa and provides a special comparative framework for wondering America’s racial past.

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26. S. pdf. 4.  Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 2013. 5. It is estimated that the percentage of whites who voted for Barack Obama was 39 percent, compared to 93 percent of African 22 M. KAWASHIMA Americans, 73 percent of Asian Americans, and 71 percent of Hispanics/Latinos. pdf. 6.  42. Robert H.  2, 16, 52–54, 266. See also Michael Walzer, “Philosophy and Democracy,” Political Theory, 9 (August 1981): 379–399. 8. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 as an executive order to set slaves free.

I have chosen to use both 26 M. KAWASHIMA “Indian” and Native American here, and I occasionally use “Indian” with quotation marks. 40. See, for instance, Colin Renfrew, Archaeology and Language: The Puzzle of Indo-European Origins (London, UK: Penguin Books, 1990). See Michael Keevak, Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011). 42. Anthony W.  G.  257–284. 43.  South after the Civil War and the abolition of slavery by imposing a set of strict local laws established from the 1890s through the 1910s.

Revolutionary leaders like Jefferson, as shown above, often said that slavery was the heritage left by British reign and that it would take a century to solve this problem. However, I ­disagree with what Jefferson and other slaveholding Founding Fathers said. Why did the Northern leaders approve of the continuation of slavery? The primary reason, along with the principle of “natural rights,” was that there was another set of basic rights that were considered ­unignorable— property rights. A slave was a “property,” and one’s property rights are as sacred as his or her right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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