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The Color of Our Shame
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The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time

Christopher J. Lebron

Abstract

The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time asks a basic yet urgent question: How can we explain systemic racial inequality in an era of formal equality under liberal democratic norms? It argues that contemporary racial inequality is a problem of social value wherein blacks are not accorded the same moral status as their white counterparts. This has implications both for their ability to conceive and pursue a good life of their own choosing, as well as the prospects for their white counterparts to view them as equal beneficiaries of the goods and rights secured by the soc ... More

Keywords: race, racial inequality, justice, character, shame, perfectionism, liberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199936342
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936342.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher J. Lebron, author
Yale University

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