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A Symposium on Charles W. Mills and The Racial Contract

A Symposium on Charles W. Mills and The Racial Contract 1119892 SREXXX10.1177/23326492221119892Sociology of Race and EthnicityFoster research-article2022 Symposium on Charles W. Mills and The Racial Contract Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2022, Vol. 8(4) 431 –432 © American Sociological Association 2022 A Symposium on https://doi.org/10.1177/23326492221119892 DOI: 10.1177/23326492221119892 sre.sagepub.com Charles W. Mills and The Racial Contract 1 2 3 Felicia Arriaga , Freeden Blume Oeur , B. Brian Foster , and James M. Thomas including his critical affection toward sociology. IntRODuctORy ESSAy This interdisciplinarity is what makes Mills’s phi- “White supremacy is the unnamed political system losophy, including TRC, so accessible to sociolo- that has made the modern world what it is today.” gists of race and racism. As Reis so aptly notes, With that first sentence in The Racial Contract “Mills used sociology as a tool to help him keep a (TRC, 1997), Jamaican-born philosopher Charles grip on reality, preventing him from becoming lost W. Mills established himself as one of the most in abstraction and doing theory in a fantasyland.” forceful critics of Western liberalism of the past Saher Selod is a sociologist and chair of the several decades. The slim volume’s blistering cri- Department of Sociology at Simmons University. In tique of the classic contractarian thinkers reverber- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

A Symposium on Charles W. Mills and The Racial Contract

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© American Sociological Association 2022
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2332-6492
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10.1177/23326492221119892
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1119892 SREXXX10.1177/23326492221119892Sociology of Race and EthnicityFoster research-article2022 Symposium on Charles W. Mills and The Racial Contract Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2022, Vol. 8(4) 431 –432 © American Sociological Association 2022 A Symposium on https://doi.org/10.1177/23326492221119892 DOI: 10.1177/23326492221119892 sre.sagepub.com Charles W. Mills and The Racial Contract 1 2 3 Felicia Arriaga , Freeden Blume Oeur , B. Brian Foster , and James M. Thomas including his critical affection toward sociology. IntRODuctORy ESSAy This interdisciplinarity is what makes Mills’s phi- “White supremacy is the unnamed political system losophy, including TRC, so accessible to sociolo- that has made the modern world what it is today.” gists of race and racism. As Reis so aptly notes, With that first sentence in The Racial Contract “Mills used sociology as a tool to help him keep a (TRC, 1997), Jamaican-born philosopher Charles grip on reality, preventing him from becoming lost W. Mills established himself as one of the most in abstraction and doing theory in a fantasyland.” forceful critics of Western liberalism of the past Saher Selod is a sociologist and chair of the several decades. The slim volume’s blistering cri- Department of Sociology at Simmons University. In tique of the classic contractarian thinkers reverber-

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Published: Oct 1, 2022

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