Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice

Race and Morality

How Good Intentions Undermine Social Justice and Perpetuate Inequality

Authors: Fein, Melvyn L.

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After I had finished my presentation, a colleague and I sat rocking on the hotel porch to discuss its merits. It was a picture-perfect fall day in Jekyll Island Georgia, and he was a friend. Yes, he explained, what I was saying seemed to be true. And yes it probably needed to be said, but why did I want to be the one to say it? Wasn't I, after all, a tenured professor who didn't need to make a fuss in order to retain his job? Didn't it make sense to just kick back and enjoy the easy life I had earned? The topic of our tete-a-tete was my speculations about race relations and he was certain that too much honesty could only get me in trouble. Given my lack of political correct­ ness, people were sure to assume that I was a racist and not give me a fair hearing. This was a prospect I had previously contemplated. Long before embarking on this volume I had often asked myself why I wanted to write it. The ideological fervor that dominates our public dialogue on race guaran­ teed that some people would perceive me as a dangerous scoundrel who had to be put in his place.

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'[...]it is well researched and provides a substantial amount of social thought on the issue of race equality that is collected in one place.'
Contemporary Sociology, 31 (2002)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Race and Morality
Book Subtitle
How Good Intentions Undermine Social Justice and Perpetuate Inequality
Authors
Series Title
Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-1281-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-1281-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46513-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5476-5
Series ISSN
1566-7847
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 356
Topics