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The Handbook of Black Studies is the first resource to bring together research and scholarship in the field of African-American studies in one volume. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga, along with a pre-eminent group of contributors, examine various aspects of the field of Black Studies. Organized into three parts, this Handbook explores historical and cultural foundations, philosophical and conceptual bases, and critical and analytical concepts.
Chapter 6: Philosophy and Practice for Black Studies: The Case of Researching White Supremacy
Philosophy and Practice for Black Studies: The Case of Researching White Supremacy
White supremacy is the unnamed political system that has made the modern world what it is today. You will not find this term in introductory or even advanced, texts in political theory. A standard undergraduate philosophy course will start off with Plato and Aristotle; perhaps say something about Augustine, Aquinas, and Machiavelli; move on to Hobbes, Locke, Mill, and Marx; and then wind up with Rawls and Nozick…. But although it covers more than 2,000 years of Western political thought and runs the ostensible gamut of political systems, there will be no mention of the basic political system that has shaped the ...