Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

It's Real! Racism, Color Blindness, Obama, And The Urgent Need For Social Movement Politics

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter addresses four things. First, the chapter criticizes the way-left, right, and center-racism is conceptualized. Second, it argues the fact that the dominant racial ideology of the modern world-system has mutated into an apparently non-racial, subtle, colorblind one. Yet, hidden within this color-blind Trojan horse, the new ideology is still all about the business of racial domination. Third, the chapter offers a critique of the Obama phenomenon and also argues that, more than anything else, it represents the culmination of 40 years of reshuffling of America's "racial structure". Lastly, it adds the authors' voice and analysis to those who believe in the urgent need for revitalizing social movement politics in America and the world-and yes, as so many of you have articulated so eloquently today, new politics, yes, new forms of movements, and yes, new social actors.

Keywords: Obama; racism; social movement politics



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Crisis, Politics and Critical Sociology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation