Racial Politics

Political Science Racial Politics

Please respond to the prompt below. You should cite at least 3 outside scholarly sources and you are encouraged but not required to cite non-scholarly sources that are relevant to your thinking as well (i.e., artistic, journalistic, or other non-academic sources). (This paper should be in support of creating a racially equal society in the U.S)

Minimum of 8 double spaced pages, APA style citing format


The first two paper prompts have asked you to consider the systemic, institutional, ideological, cultural, and other forms of racism that created and sustain racial inequality in the United States. In this paper, I would like you to consider how one might approach a reform or revolutionary agenda to durably halt the cycle of racial caste that Alexander identified in The New Jim Crow.

How does real change happen? Changing the culture? Reforming institutions? Tearing down old institutions and creating new ones? What might a real dismantling white supremacist systems look like to you? How do we achieve your vision?

In your response, please be sure to directly address the main proposal of the Coates essay, “The Case for Reparations,” in which he writes, “A crime that implicates the entire American people deserves its hearing in the legislative body that represents them. John Conyers’s HR 40 is the vehicle for that hearing.”

I specifically want to see engagement with the following sources in order for you to achieve full credit for the paper: Michelle Alexander The New Jim Crow Ch. 6, Ashley Jardina White Identity Politics, and Coates.

You can find all the readings for free with this link: http://gen.lib.rus.ec

Link to Coates essay: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

Link to Ashley Jardina book: http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=256417D55AED98BD58F7230772D8D96F


Answer preview

At the center of discrimination is the horrible notion that one deserves to be treated less favorably and to be denied the enjoyment of the personal liberties to which they are entitled. However, this view could not be further from the truth because the most fundamental consideration ought to be that we are humans, and all people are equal regardless of their racial or religious background. For a long time, the United States of America has stood as a beacon of hope for many individuals who are under the oppressive regime and offered a promise of what is possible once a country embraces democracy. For all the idealistic conceptualization of America under the American Dream, however, it is essential to recognize that things in America are not as rosy as they are often portrayed (Chomsky, 2017). American society has been synonymous with racial politics that run back to the early foundations of the nation. In political science, the term racial politics refers to a phenomenon whereby a society uses race as a means of categorizing people or denoting the perceived hierarchies of people within that society.(2745)