O estado racial da união: Compreendendo raça e desigualdade racial nos Estados Unidos da América

Translated title of the contribution: The racial state of the union: Understanding race andr acial inequality in the United States of America

Aldon D. Morris, Vilna Bashi Treitler

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Abstract

This paper interrogates the role of race and racism in the United States of America. The paper grapples with race conceptually as it explores why racial categories and racial inequality exist in the first place. We also examine the current state of race in North America by laying bare it social, economic and political manifestations. After exploring the magnitude of racial inequality in the United States, we labor to unravel the mechanisms both structurally and culturally that perpetuates and sustains racial disparities. Because racist actions and beliefs have always been resisted by social movements, collection action, and resistance at the personal level, we assess the nature and outcomes of struggles to overthrow North American racism. We conclude by assessing the current prospects for racial transformation and the possibilities for the emergence of racial equality. Thus, in this paper, we provide an overarching analysis of the current state of racial dynamics in the United States and the forces determined to dismantle racism.

Translated title of the contributionThe racial state of the union: Understanding race andr acial inequality in the United States of America
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)15-32
Number of pages18
JournalCaderno CRH
Volume32
Issue number85
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Black movements
  • Inequality
  • Race
  • Racial regimes
  • Racism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

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