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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
In this challenging book, Lewis R. Gordon applies Jean-Paul Sartre's notion of bad faith to anti-Black racism. Gordon argues that bad faith -- an individual's attempt to escape personal anguish by choosing to ignore evidence that runs counter to his cherished beliefs -- underlies the phenomenon of anti-Black racism. "The Sartrean position raises the question of racism as a form of bad faith since it is a form of evasion of human reality," Gordon writes (92).
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