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The Price of Progressive PoliticsThe Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism$
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Rose Ernst

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814722480

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814722480.001.0001

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Race and Class Consciousness

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The Price of Progressive Politics

Rose Ernst

NYU Press

This chapter studies the “race and class consciousness” frames that challenge the dominant racial ideology of colorblindness. Colorblindness frames articulate different forms of marginalization in a hierarchical manner rather than as mutually constitutive processes. Race and class consciousness frames, on the other hand, take experiential and political intersectionality seriously. They reflect a consciousness about the multiplicative nature of identity and, by extension, the multiplicative and interlocking qualities of these systems. These frames also transform intersectionality from a theoretical approach to a practical organizing and political strategy. Race and class consciousness frames are used most often by women of color activists. They are the foundation of a challenge to colorblind racism.

Keywords:   race consciousness frame, class consciousness frames, colorblindness, marginalization, intersectionality, identity, colorblind racism, women of color activists

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