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Book Review 1120667 SREXXX10.1177/23326492221120667Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2022 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 1 –2 © American Sociological Association 2022 sre.sagepub.com Olúfemi O. Táíwò Reconsidering Reparations. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2022, $35.00, 280 pp. ISBN Reviewed by: Lauren Crosser, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA DOI: 10.1177/23326492221120667 At stake in the debate over reparations is our col- world-system, Táíwò argues that global patterns of lective relationship to the past. Olúfẹmi Táíwò’s inequality manifest today as unjust distributions of book makes an argument about the past, linking resources and vulnerabilities to climate change. connected histories of racism, capitalism, and colo- Anticolonial movements have fought the Global nialism with visions for the future. While Táíwò is Racial Empire throughout its history. This first sec- a trained philosopher, the book makes use of many tion of the book—as well as a hypothetical narra- interdisciplinary frameworks, including insights tive exercise in a later chapter that describes from history, social science, and Black studies. The accumulated advantages of whiteness and hidden book is crucial for sociologists who want to clarify costs of Blackness—could be used in a classroom their moral stances on reparations, a subject which lesson on social structure, and more specifically, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

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SAGE
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© American Sociological Association 2022
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2332-6492
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2332-6506
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10.1177/23326492221120667
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1120667 SREXXX10.1177/23326492221120667Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2022 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 1 –2 © American Sociological Association 2022 sre.sagepub.com Olúfemi O. Táíwò Reconsidering Reparations. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2022, $35.00, 280 pp. ISBN Reviewed by: Lauren Crosser, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA DOI: 10.1177/23326492221120667 At stake in the debate over reparations is our col- world-system, Táíwò argues that global patterns of lective relationship to the past. Olúfẹmi Táíwò’s inequality manifest today as unjust distributions of book makes an argument about the past, linking resources and vulnerabilities to climate change. connected histories of racism, capitalism, and colo- Anticolonial movements have fought the Global nialism with visions for the future. While Táíwò is Racial Empire throughout its history. This first sec- a trained philosopher, the book makes use of many tion of the book—as well as a hypothetical narra- interdisciplinary frameworks, including insights tive exercise in a later chapter that describes from history, social science, and Black studies. The accumulated advantages of whiteness and hidden book is crucial for sociologists who want to clarify costs of Blackness—could be used in a classroom their moral stances on reparations, a subject which lesson on social structure, and more specifically,

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Sociology of Race and EthnicitySAGE

Published: Jan 1, 2022

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