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Boonin, David
Should race matter? : unusual answers to the usual questions / David Boonin
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HT1521 .B634 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Race relations
Slavery
Reparations for historical injustices
Affirmative action programs
Hate crimes
Physical Description x, 411 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-406) and index
Machine generated contents note: 1. Thinking in black and white; 2. Repairing the slave reparations debate; 3. Advancing the slave reparations debate; 4. One cheer for affirmative action; 5. Two cheers for affirmative action; 6. Why I used to hate hate speech restrictions; 7. Why I still hate hate speech restrictions; 8. How to stop worrying and learn to love hate crime laws; 9. How to keep on loving hate crime laws; 10. Is racial profiling irrational?; 11. Is racial profiling immoral?
Summary "In this book, philosopher David Boonin attempts to answer the moral questions raised by five important and widely contested racial practices: slave reparations, affirmative action, hate speech restrictions, hate crime laws, and racial profiling. Arguing from premises that virtually everyone on both sides of the debates over these issues already accepts, Boonin arrives at an unusual and unorthodox set of conclusions, one that is neither liberal nor conservative, color conscious nor color blind. Defended with the rigor that has characterized his previous work but written in a more widely accessible style, this provocative and important new book is sure to spark controversy and should be of interest to philosophers, legal theorists, and anyone interested in trying to resolve the debate over these important and divisive issues"-- Provided by publisher

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