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Racial Disloyalty

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Racial loyalty is conceived (on the model of patriotism) as a steadfast allegiance to one's race and faithfulness in discharging supposed obligations of duty, love, and friendship. It partially answers the questions: What do people owe? and How should people feel about their race, its other members, and their own membership within it? Tommie Shelby cites such loyalty as at the core of Black solidarity, along with trust in other Black people, special affection for them, racial pride, and shared values. Racial disloyalty, ...

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