The racial dimension of mass incarceration is its most striking feature . . .

“The racial dimension of mass incarceration is its most striking feature. No other country imprisons so many of its racial or ethnic minorities. The United States imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid. In Washington, D.C., it is estimated that three out of four young... Continue Reading →

The Linguistics of Color Blind Racism: How to Talk Nasty about Blacks without Sounding Racist

Abstract: In this paper I argue that color blind racism, the central racial ideology of the post-civil rights era, has a peculiar style characterized by slipperiness, apparent nonracialism, and ambivalence. This style Ž ts quite well the normative climate of the country as well as the central frames of color blind racism. I document in the paper Žthe stylistic components... Continue Reading →

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