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The Resource America's unholy ghosts : the racist roots of our faith and politics / by Joel Edward Goza

America's unholy ghosts : the racist roots of our faith and politics / by Joel Edward Goza

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America's unholy ghosts : the racist roots of our faith and politics / by Joel Edward Goza
Title
America's unholy ghosts
Title remainder
the racist roots of our faith and politics / by Joel Edward Goza
Title variation
Racist roots of our faith and politics
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"America's Unholy Ghosts examines the DNA of the ideologies that shape our nation, ideologies that are as American as apple pie but that too often justify and perpetuate racist ideas and racial inequalities. MLK challenged us to investigate the "ideational roots of race hate" and Ghosts does just that by examining a philosophical "trinity"--Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Adam Smith--whose works collectively helped to institutionalize, imagine, and ingrain racist ideologies into the hearts and minds of the American people. As time passed, America's racial imagination evolved to form people incapable of recognizing their addiction to racist ideas. Thus, Ghosts comes to a close with the brilliant faith and politics of Martin Luther King, Jr. who sought to write the conscience of the Prophetic Black Church onto American hearts, minds, and laws. If our nation's racist instincts still haunt our land, so too do our hopes and desires for a faith and politics marked by mercy, justice, and equity--and there is no better guide to that land than the Prophetic Black Church and the one who saw such a land from the mountaintop."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDX
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Goza, Joel Edward
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.G693 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Racism
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Locke, John
  • Smith, Adam
  • United States
  • Race
Label
America's unholy ghosts : the racist roots of our faith and politics / by Joel Edward Goza
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-209) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Born in a bullet -- Prelude : revolution, evolution, and the lies that racialize our land -- Thomas Hobbes : imagining a rational, and racist, world order -- John Locke : institutionalizing an aristocratic, and racist, revolution -- Adam Smith : ingraining hardhearted, and racist, instincts and ideologies -- Interlude : an orbiting cycle creating rational, sentimental, and hard-hearted citizens -- Because they are hard : rewriting the rules
Control code
on1091372160
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781532651441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091372160
Label
America's unholy ghosts : the racist roots of our faith and politics / by Joel Edward Goza
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Born in a bullet -- Prelude : revolution, evolution, and the lies that racialize our land -- Thomas Hobbes : imagining a rational, and racist, world order -- John Locke : institutionalizing an aristocratic, and racist, revolution -- Adam Smith : ingraining hardhearted, and racist, instincts and ideologies -- Interlude : an orbiting cycle creating rational, sentimental, and hard-hearted citizens -- Because they are hard : rewriting the rules
Control code
on1091372160
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781532651441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091372160

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