Racism, Change and Degradation


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Racism, Change and Degradation
The metaphor of racism as disease is common, not only in popular discourse but also in the academic literature. As Otto Santa Ana has perceptively noted, there are two different kinds of disease: disease that attacks a body from outside, and disease that arises within the body (120). This metaphor helps to explain the differences in expressions of racism in times of change and times versus normalcy. This essay will build on Santa Ana’s metaphor by defending a theory of static racism and also explaining why a theory of dynamic racism is possible.
Static Racism
Static racism is the racism expressed by individuals and corporate entities (businesses, organizations, states, etc.) that are not under...
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