By Ronald R. Sundstrom
This e-book considers the problem that the so-called browning of the US poses for any dialogue of the way forward for race and social justice. within the philosophy of race there was little mirrored image approximately how the fast elevate within the Latino, Asian American, and mixed-race populations impacts the ancient calls for for racial justice by way of local american citizens and African americans. Ronald R. Sundstrom examines how contemporary demographic shifts undergo upon significant questions in race idea and social and political philosophy, together with colour blindness, interracial intimacy, and the way forward for race.
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Africa must rise and put on her yet unwoven garment. ”23 Douglass’s conception of providence, with its individualism, anti-supernaturalism, and activism, led directly to his conception of universal human brotherhood. The biblical doctrine of human brotherhood was held dearly by Douglass, and he believed in it more thoroughly that many of his white abolitionist colleagues. ” According to Douglass, this matter was unequivocally supported by biblical text, and a rejection of it amounted to a rejection of the credibility of the Good Book.
Constitution was color blind, and American law should have been too. But for those who proposed versions of color blindness that preceded Harlan’s, such as Frederick Douglass, the obligation to be color blind reached into personal and political spheres—an extension that Harlan found repellent. King’s vision of a standard of individual judgment that transcended color was based on the Christian doctrine of brotherhood and sisterhood in Christ, and it, like Douglass, reached into many spheres. 9 The ambitious ideal of color blindness can be reduced to the proposition that morally irrelevant or illegitimate social identities should make no moral, social, political, or legal difference in a person’s life.
70 Then there are his speeches and editorials in which he challenged the political efﬁcacy of Christianity for black liberation. S. Christianity and proclaimed that atheism would be better than a hypocritical Christianity, and given this hypocrisy, he said that it is not surprising that black Americans had come to loathe the Church. S. S. political and religious ideals. In both, he saw a political and an ethical void that haunted him. 72 A year before his death, although he stubbornly hung on to his political and religious principles, he paused and recognized that those ideals left black America with nothing but their vanishing shadows—caught again between madness and reconciliation to misery.