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The Post-Racial Mystique
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The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century

Catherine R. Squires

Abstract

Despite claims from pundits and politicians that we now live in a post-racial America, people seem to keep finding ways to talk about race—from celebrations of the inauguration of the first Black president to resurgent debates about police profiling, race and racism remain salient features of our world. When faced with fervent anti-immigration sentiments, record incarceration rates of Blacks and Latinos, and deepening socio-economic disparities, a new question has erupted in the last decade: What does being post-racial mean? This book explores how a variety of media—the news, network televisio ... More

Keywords: post-racial America, police profiling, race, racism, anti-immigration, media, news, network television

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814762899
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814762899.001.0001

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Catherine R. Squires, author

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