Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 February 2016

192 Pages | 7 Black and white

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199386260

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The Arc of a Bad Idea

Understanding and Transcending Race

Carlos Hoyt

  • It is written by a person who is intimately familiar with living as an adversely racialized person
  • It introduces readers to the non-racial worldview
  • It provides first-person narratives of people commonalty ascribed to the black/African American racial category who eschew racial identification altogether.
  • It furnishes the concept of racialization as the antidote to normalizing race as a natural and unavoidable aspect of identity.
  • It explains essentialism
  • It reconciles the seeming conflict between race-conscious and color-blind ideologies
  • It provides a way beyond the problems of race that plague this country

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