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Rethinking Racial Justice
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Rethinking Racial Justice

Andrew Valls


American society continues to be characterized by deep racial inequality that is a legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. What does justice demand in response? In this book, Andrew Valls argues that justice demands quite a lot—the United States has yet to fully reckon with its racial past, or to confront its ongoing legacies. Valls argues that liberal values and principles have far-reaching implications in the context of the deep injustices along racial lines in American society. In successive chapters, the book takes on such controversial issues as reparations, memorialization, the fate of black ins ... More

Keywords: racial justice, African Americans, liberal theory, multiculturalism, historical injustice, integration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190860554
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190860554.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Valls, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Oregon State University