Race, Racism, and Presumption

Lee, Ronald; Lee, Karen
July 2011
Conference Proceedings -- National Communication Association/Ame;Jul2011, p600
Conference Proceeding
The article discusses the uproar over American radio host Don Imus's portrayal of the Rutgers' women's basketball team as an exemplar of contemporary racist accusation and defense. It presents an argument that the case depicts the fault lines created by contested definitions of racism. The rival presumptions about racism and their social consequences are also elaborated.


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