From Caste to Color Blindness: James J. Kilpatrick's Segregationist Semantics

August 2011
Journal of Southern History;Aug2011, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p639
Academic Journal
The article discusses the racial views and political philosophy of American journalist James J. Kilpatrick. It comments on his opposition to African American equality, affirmative action, and desegregation. The author also examines Kilpatrick's views on states' rights, his strict constitutionalism, and his later promotion of color-blindness in governmental policy. Other topics include American southern conservatism, Kilpatrick's writings for the Richmond, Virginia newspaper the "News Leader," and his book "The Southern Case for School Segregation."


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