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Should Race Matter?: A Constructive Ethical Assessment of the Postracial Ideal
Journal of The Society of Christian Ethics (2011)
  • Ki Joo Choi, Seton Hall University
Abstract
THIS ESSAY CONSIDERS THE COLOR-BLIND MORALITY OF POSTRACIAL discourse, whether racial identity is to be considered suspect or simply "forgotten," or whether it can play a constructive role in public life. I pursue this question by turning to two accounts of racial identity, a liberal-multicultural conception and a social perspective conception of racial identity. The latter, I argue, better meets the primary objections to the former and offers an advantageous framework within which to evaluate postracial assumptions. Racial difference does not need to be considered a threat to political community but can be envisioned in a way that supports the kind of political and moral deliberation necessary to support and advance a society committed to justice.
Disciplines
Publication Date
Spring 2011
DOI
10.5840/JSCE201131131
Citation Information
Ki Joo Choi. "Should Race Matter?: A Constructive Ethical Assessment of the Postracial Ideal" Journal of The Society of Christian Ethics Vol. 31 Iss. 1 (2011) p. 79 - 101 ISSN: 2326-2176
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kijoo-choi/8/