Critical Analysis of Racisms In the reading “Racisms” Kwame Anthony Appiah looks at the nature of racism. Appiah’s approach is a little different in that he argues that there are multiple forms of racism and that these racism are based on a number of prepositions. Appiah wants to explore the nature of these prepositions. The proposal presented by Appiah is, “…to take our ordinary ways of thinking about race and racism and point up some of their presuppositions”( Appiah 4). The central argument in that in order to understand the nature of racism we need to be able to understand the true nature of racism. In order to begin this analysis we will loot at Appiah’s classifications of racism. Appaiah suggests that there are three forms of racism....The end:
.....people learn that this is not the case they no longer believe that their previous beliefs were correct. Making the distinction between the various types of racism is vital because it allows for something to actually be done about racism. There may be little that can be done about intrinsic racism but the existence of proportional racism indicates that something can be done about racism. Failure to differentiate between the racists who are just ignorant and those with true mental or moral problems will mean that we would be lumping those that can be easily helped together with those who have deeper problems in the same category. Works Cited Appiah , Kwame Anthony, “Racisms” Chapter 1 in Anatomy of Racism, David Theo Goldberg(ed), 1990: 3-15.