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The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture

Roy L. Brooks


Beyond the conventional sources of racial inequality—racism for liberals and a dysfunctional black culture for conservatives—lies a source of racial inequality little discussed or studied in our society. This book maps out that terrain, using the term “racial subordination” to define racial inequality that is a byproduct of individual or institutional action that consciously forgoes an opportunity to advance racial progress for the sake of pursuing a legitimate, nonracist competing interest. While not racism, this non-nefarious source of racial inequality is not racial innocence. Though the su ... More

Keywords: African Americans, Civil rights, Class, Conservatives, Cultural Diversity, Liberals, Racial inequality, Racial Subordination, Racism, Supreme Court

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300223309
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300223309.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roy L. Brooks, author
University of San Diego