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Laissez-Faire Racism

Frederic P. Miller

Published December 15th 2009
ISBN : 9786130256876
Paperback
216 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Laissez-Faire Racism is closely related to color-blind racism and covert racism and is theorized to encompass an ideology that blames minorities for their poorer economic situations, viewing it as theMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Laissez-Faire Racism is closely related to color-blind racism and covert racism and is theorized to encompass an ideology that blames minorities for their poorer economic situations, viewing it as the result of cultural inferiority. The term is used largely by scholars of whiteness studies, who are critical of this theorized ideology, while no one does or would self-identify as holding it. Dr. Lawrence D. Bobo, Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University, and Ryan Smith use this term to represent how the racial outlooks of white Americans have shifted from the more overtly racist Jim Crow attitudes-- which endorsed school segregation, advocated for governmentally imposed discrimination, and embraced the idea that minorities were biologically inferior to whites-- to a more subtle form of racism that continues to rationalize the ongoing problem of racial oppression in the United States.