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The 15 unique essays in Race and Racism in Continental Philosophy discover the assets that continental philosophy brings to debates approximately modern race thought and examine the racism of a few of Europe's most vital thinkers. consciousness is dedicated to the effect of the paintings of W. E. B. Du Bois, Jean-Paul Sartre, Richard Wright, and Frantz Fanon. questions about race in ecu philosophy -- particularly within the paintings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, LA(c)vi-Strauss, and Arendt -- also are thought of. This quantity presents an crucial severe advent to new views on puzzling over race and racism.

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For the development of Negro genius, of Negro literature and art, of Negro spirit, only Negroes bound and welded together, Negroes inspired by one vast ideal, can work out in its fullness the great message we have for humanity. We cannot reverse history; we are subject to the same natural laws as other races, and if the Negro is ever to be a factor in the world’s history—if among the gaily colored banners that deck the broad ramparts of civilization is to hang one uncompromising black, then it must be placed there by black hands, fashioned by black heads and hallowed by the travail of 200,000,000 black hearts bearing in one glad song of jubilee.

Alan Bass (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981), p. 58; henceforth P. : Humanities Press International, 1989), pp. 361–383. W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, ed. Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Terri Hume Oliver (New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1999), pp. x–xi. Henceforth SoBF. W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, in W. E. B. Du Bois: Writings (New York: The Library of America, 1986), 364. Quoted in David W. Blight, “W. E. B. , History and Memory in African-American Culture (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), p.

The very essence of spirit is action. It makes itself what it essentially is; it is its own product, its own work. Thus it becomes object of itself, thus it is presented to itself as an external existence. Likewise the spirit of a people: it is a de¤nite spirit which builds itself up to an objective world. This world, then, stands and continues in its religion, its cult, its customs, its constitution and political laws, the whole scope of its institutions, its events and deeds. This is its work: this one people!

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