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Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics

Volume 35, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2015

Susannah Heschel
Pages 3-27
DOI: 10.1353/sce.2015.0018

The Slippery Yet Tenacious Nature of Racism
New Developments in Critical Race Theory and Their Implications for the Study of Religion and Ethics

Why is racism so tenacious? Drawing from recent methodological innovations in the study of racism, this essay explores the appeal of racism and the erotics of race within the imagination. The slippery nature of racism, and its ability to alter its manifestations with ease and hide behind various disavowals, facilitates the racialization of both religious thought and social institutions.

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