Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression

Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression

Joe R. Feagin / Oct 16, 2019

Systemic Racism A Theory of Oppression In this book Feagin develops a theory of systemic racism to interpret the highly racialized character and development of this society Exploring the distinctive social worlds that have been created by

  • Title: Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression
  • Author: Joe R. Feagin
  • ISBN: 9780415952781
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this book, Feagin develops a theory of systemic racism to interpret the highly racialized character and development of this society Exploring the distinctive social worlds that have been created by racial oppression over nearly four centuries and what this has meant for the people of the United States, focusing his analysis on white on black oppression.Drawing on the cIn this book, Feagin develops a theory of systemic racism to interpret the highly racialized character and development of this society Exploring the distinctive social worlds that have been created by racial oppression over nearly four centuries and what this has meant for the people of the United States, focusing his analysis on white on black oppression.Drawing on the commentaries of black and white Americans in three historical eras the slavery era, the legal segregation era, and then those of white Americans Feagin examines how major institutions have been thoroughly pervaded by racial stereotypes, ideas, images, emotions, and practices He theorizes that this system of racial oppression was not an accident of history, but was created intentionally by white Americans While significant changes have occurred in this racist system over the centuries, key and fundamentally elements have been reproduced over nearly four centuries, and US institutions today imbed the racialized hierarchy created in the 17th century.Today, as in the past, racial oppression is not just a surface level feature of society, but rather it pervades, permeates, and interconnects all major social groups, networks, and institutions across society.

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      • Joe R. Feagin

        Joe R Feagin is a U.S sociologist and social theorist who has conducted extensive research on racial and gender issues, especially in regard to the United States He is currently the Ella C McFadden and Distinguished Professor at Texas AM University Feagin has taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston , University of California Riverside , University of Texas Austin , University of Florida, and Texas AM University.Feagin has done much research work on race and ethnic relations and has served as the scholar in residence at the U.S Commission on Civil Rights He has written over 60 books, one of which Ghetto Revolts was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize He is the 2006 recipient of a Harvard Alumni Association achievement award and was the 1999 2000 president of the American Sociological Association.


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    1. I like what Feagin is trying to do in this book (or, at least what I think he is trying to do in this book). However, I wasn't impressed with the actual book itself. In Systemic Racism, Feagin attempts to synthesize the structural, ideological, and cognitive explanations of the continuation of white supremacy in America. He tries to offer an overarching theoretical account of the three explanations, which he calls the systemic racism account. Once he describes what this account entails, her turn [...]


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