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Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression [Kindle Edition]

Joe Feagin
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In this book, Feagin develops a theory of systemic racism to interpret the highly racialized character and development of this society. Exploring the distinctive social worlds that have been created by racial oppression over nearly four centuries and what this has meant for the people of the United States, focusing his analysis on white-on-black oppression.


Drawing on the commentaries of black and white Americans in three historical eras; the slavery era, the legal segregation era, and then those of white Americans. Feagin examines how major institutions have been thoroughly pervaded by racial stereotypes, ideas, images, emotions, and practices. He theorizes that this system of racial oppression was not an accident of history, but was created intentionally by white Americans. While significant changes have occurred in this racist system over the centuries, key and fundamentally elements have been reproduced over nearly four centuries, and US institutions today imbed the racialized hierarchy created in the 17th century.


Today, as in the past, racial oppression is not just a surface-level feature of society, but rather it pervades, permeates, and interconnects all major social groups, networks, and institutions across society.

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In this fascinating book, Feagin develops a theory of systemic racism to interpret the highly racialized character and development of this society. Focusing centrally on white-on-black oppression, he asks what distinctive social worlds have been created by racial oppression over nearly four centuries, and what this has meant for the people of the United States. After an introductory chapter, Feagin draws in later chapters on the commentaries of black and white Americans in three historical eras: the slavery era; the legal segregation era; those of white Americans. Feagin examines how major institutions have been thoroughly pervaded by racial stereotypes, ideas, images, emotions, and practices. While significant changes have occurred in this racist system over the centuries, key and fundamentally elements have been reproduced over nearly four centuries, and U.S. institutions today imbed the racialized hierarchy created in the seventeenth century. Today, as in the past, racial oppression is not just a surface-level feature of this society, but rather pervades, permeates, and interconnects all major social groups, networks, and institutions across the society.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 758 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 392 Seiten
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  • Verlag: Routledge; Auflage: 1 (13. September 2013)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B00FDRB1Q2
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Alltäglicher Rassismus in historischer Perspektive 21. August 2006
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Feagins neues Buch vermittelt hinsichtlich vieler Details nicht unbedingt neue Informationen. Was es bedeutsam macht, sind die historische Perspektive und die analytische Schnitttechnik, die zwischen schwarzen und weißen Perspektiven abwechselt. Rassismus wird nicht einfach als Ideologie präsentiert, sondern als umfassendes gesellschaftliches Verhältnis begriffen, dessen Auswirkungen sich historisch summieren und in unterschiedlichste soziale Bereiche übersetzen. Schon das Vorwort macht deutlich, dass es dabei auch um die Verhältnisse des alltäglichen Rassismus geht. Feagin fragt, wer Ann Dandridge, William Costin, West Ford oder John Custis kenne. Sie waren allesamt Mitglieder der "first 'First Family'" von Martha und George Washington. Aber sie standen zu deren 'weißen' Mitgliedern im Verhältnis der Sklaverei. Ann Dandridge war Marthas Halbschwester, von ihrem Vater mit einer seiner Sklavinnen gezeugt. Sie wurde von Martha als Sklavin gehalten und während dieser Zeit von deren Sohn aus erster Ehe vergewaltigt. Sie gebar darauf hin ihren Sohn William Costin, der, genealogisch ein Enkel von Martha Washington, ebenfalls deren Sklave wurde. Dass Feagin nicht nur die ideologischen Stereotype des Rassismus behandelt, sondern vor allem seine konkreten sozialen Dimensionen anspricht, macht die Bedeutung dieser Arbeit aus. Auch wer den Titel zu stark an die organizistische Terminologie der Medizin angelehnt findet, sollte auf die Lektüre nicht verzichten. Ihre Ausführungen reichen vom Beginn der Sklaverei über die Segregation bis in die Gegenwart und machen deutlich, wie sich rassistische Diskriminierung gewandelt und dabei tief in die sozialen Strukturen der us-amerikanischen Gesellschaft eingeprägt hat.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great foundation for understanding institutional racism and discrimination 6. Februar 2011
Von Mel123 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
A few years ago, I read this book for a course on racial and ethnic relations and have consistently used it ever since to discuss significant issues with racism and discrimination. Joe Feagin provides a detailed analysis of the history of racism and how it became a problem in American society. The book takes us through the discriminatory (and racist) actions leading to the founding of our country, through slavery, and through the civil rights movement, and ends with a look at contemporary society. This book utilizes empirical evidence to show that racism itself is deeply embedded in all of our major institutions.

This book documents numerous cases of contemporary discriminatory actions and shows how those that fail to recognize racism also fail to acknowledge the fact that for the majority of our history, a racist and sexist system has been upheld through various mechanisms.

I would recommend this book for those who are interested in a historical as well as contemporary look at U.S. racial relations.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen MA thesis resource 4. Februar 2012
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I am using this book as a resource for my MA thesis. This book's author is writing from a sociological perspective but I am using it under the philosophy education umbrella regarding a law that I believe was designed to purely to hold back minorities and poor whites.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen I do recommend. 12. September 2013
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The service was quick and useful and my product was secure safely when it arrived at my door step. i do recommend.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Feagin's Paranoid World View 21. September 2009
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Social science has given up empirical science for narrative for the simple reason that just telling stories and making broad accusations are not falsifiable. As such, it is treated as a religion--one has faith that the reason minorities do badly is because we all live in a racist society. A society that is run fundamentally on racist rules of conduct, and where only White Americans are united in this conspiratorial effort to oppress others for the benefit of Whites alone. It is an interesting story with little coherency or even a systematic logic as to the benefit Whites receive--according to Feagin's analysis.

If Feagin is right, and systemic racism (henceforth racism) is a means whereby minorities are oppressed for the economic or emotional benefit of Whites, then Whites should be better off than any other ethnic/racial group. Reality is far different however. When we look at the economic success of Whites, they fall rather in the middle of the pack when it comes to income and wealth. In his book, The Jewish Phenomenon, 2000, by Steven Silbiger for example he lists the comparative household incomes of U. S. ethnics:

Jewish--172
Japanese--132
Polish--115
Chinese--112
Italian--112
German--107
Anglo-Saxon--107
Irish--103
U.S. Average--100
Filipino--99
West Indian--94
Mexican--76
Puerto Rican--63
Black--62
Native American--60

The reason for this is what Feagin worries people will find out or already intuitively know: different groups have different average mental abilities, conscientiousness, and even creativity (as measured by the behavioral trait of "openness").

Feagin makes it sound like a vast White conspiracy is controlling America. But such conspiracies simply do not exist. And for what purpose? Now let's look at what is really happening in institutions: diversity training, sensitivity training, teaching the benefits of multiculturalism, banning any speech that is offensive to minorities, etc. If anything, the socialist/Marxist left is in firm control of institutional indoctrination programs. Whites have been put on notice that they are no longer in charge of the indoctrination agenda, and anyone who tries to open up the conversation to alternative viewpoints such as genetic differences between races is quickly condemned and censored. Feagin would be hard pressed to show any instances of institutions putting forth anything but a politically correct approach to human interaction and policies.

In fact, it is even hard to think of what the average White would consider as "privilege and power" as most of us put up with the same government intrusions, difficulties on the job, trying to raise children, etc., as all other people. Most people, no matter what race, have similar concerns and struggles, even if overall they do better or worse than average. And, the most important fact that Feagin ignores, is that Whites fall in the middle of the economic success pecking order, with East Asians and Jews doing better than Whites and Whites doing better than Hispanics and Blacks--on average. It is pretty absurd then to claim White privilege and power and yet we are just average in the overall contest for success. If anything, Whites have failed miserably at promoting their interests over other races.

Feagin, "A recurring commentary from whites during this era centers on the alleged lack of intelligence of African Americans. Here this supposed lack is extended to all people of color and linked to their continuing exclusion from voting and other aspects of the political process, a problem that lingers in some form for African Americans to the present day in several areas of the United States."

Feagin has a habit of not stating what period of time he is talking about and he tends to extend attitudes over long periods of time based on the flimsiest comments or writings of a few people. Today, it is recognized that East Asian "people of color" have a higher mental ability than Whites on average. Researchers are very aware what the average intelligence is for different races or for different geographic regions due to selective migration for example (smart kids leave the farm). The measured 15 point IQ gap between Blacks and Whites has not changed in over 100 years once adulthood is reached. Any environmental improvement in intelligence for Blacks is reported at young ages when intelligence is more environmental (pliable) than genetic. As children reach adulthood however, the genetic component increases to 80% and the unknown environmental component shrinks to 20%. No environmental cause has been found, nor is there even a very active research program to try and find a way to increase the adult average intelligence of Blacks, because every attempt has failed. A standard deviation gap of 15 IQ points cannot be closed through environmental changes. In addition, the real gap is three standard deviations from an average IQ of about 60 for Australian Aborigines on the low side to an average IQ of about 115 for Ashkenazi Jews. Steven Pinker has given recent speeches, and research by others are showing, that the high Jewish IQ is genetic, and occurred when eugenic pressures and literacy helped push their intelligence higher than the surrounding population, primarily in Eastern Europe over hundreds of years.

Scientific explanations require parsimony--that is, do not explain observations using complex and unfalsifiable theories. Instead, the simplest explanation for all of these disparities is the difference in average intelligence, just like the similar disparities between Whites and Ashkenazi Jews can be explained by genetic differences. One's mental ability goes a long way in determining how a person's life may turn out statistically. Smart people are better equipped for life in a technological society.

Feagin then goes on mentioning older research, calling it racist, and dismisses completely the exponential growth in behavior genetics research that shows conclusively so far that about 80% of intelligence is due to genes and not the environment when adulthood is reached. Much of this data is being compiled by cooperative universities, the National Institute of Health, and researchers from differing fields. Very sophisticated mathematical models are also being developed to track down the genes (some have been located) that contribute to intelligence. Feagin and his kind dismiss any research that does not agree with the Marxist program to simply deny any differences in people--assuming that all humans have equal abilities and it is only the environment that holds people back from achieving some unknown potential.

The fact is we are not a troubled society at all if you look at the standard of living and the way people conduct themselves in their daily lives. There are a few radicals and haters, but for the most part the different races are capable of getting along quite well at work, and away from work we have the freedom to go where we want and to do what we want with whatever resources we have. He says, "real liberty, justice, and equality are impossible without major changes in the racially oppressive structures of this society." Yet there is no evidence that America would be a better place if an oppressive central government forced a radical egalitarian equality on all people--against their will. The only winners in such a system would be the oppressors in the managerial state. Science alone is the only means for getting at the mechanisms that drive human social interaction. Feagin needs to put forth a parsimonious theory of group differences and then look at all of the evidence in a coherent way, including looking at alternative theories. This he has refused to do; instead he just condemns anyone who disagrees with him on racial issues as being a racist. That is not scientific, but is in fact hateful intolerance, no different from that he so vehemently condemns.
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