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  1. Eddie S. Glaude (2007). In a Shade of Blue: Pragmatism and the Politics of Black America. University of Chicago Press.score: 553.0
    In this timely book, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., one of our nation’s rising young African American intellectuals, makes an impassioned plea for black America to address its social problems by recourse to experience and with an eye set on the promise and potential of the future, rather than the fixed ideas and categories of the past. Central to Glaude’s mission is a rehabilitation of philosopher John Dewey, whose ideas, he argues, can be fruitfully applied to a renewal of (...) American politics. According to Glaude, Dewey’s pragmatism, when attentive to the darker dimensions of life—or what we often speak of as the blues—can address many of the conceptual problems that plague contemporary African American discourse. How blacks think about themselves, how they imagine their own history, and how they conceive of their own actions can be rendered in ways that escape bad ways of thinking that assume a tendentious political unity among African Americans simply because they are black, or that short-circuit imaginative responses to problems confronting actual black people. Drawing deeply on black religious thought and literature, In a Shade of Blue seeks to dislodge such crude and simplistic thinking, and replace it with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for black life in all its variety and intricacy. Only when black political leaders acknowledge such complexity, Glaude argues, can the real-life sufferings of many African Americans be remedied. Heady, inspirational, and brimming with practical wisdom, In a Shade of Blue is a remarkable work of political commentary on a scale rarely seen today. To follow its trajectory is to learn how African Americans arrived at this critical moment in their history and to envision where they might head in the twenty-first century. (shrink)
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  2. Clarence Sholé Johnson (2003). Cornel West & Philosophy: The Quest for Social Justice. Routledge.score: 402.0
    Cornel West's reputation as a public and celebrity intellectual has overshadowed his important contributions to philosophy. Professor Clarence Shole Johnson provides a rectification of this situation in this benchmark, thought-provoking book. After a brief biographical sketch, Johnson leads us through a comprehensive examination of West's philosophy from his conceptions of pragmatism, existentialism, Marxism, and Prophetic Christianity to his persuasive writings on black-Jewish relations, affirmative action, and the role of black intellectuals. Special focus is given to West's writings on ethics and (...)
     
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  3. Emily Grosholz (2007). Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism by Patricia Hill Collins. Hypatia 22 (4):209-212.score: 256.5
  4. Emily Grosholz (2007). Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism (Review). Hypatia 22 (4):209-212.score: 256.5
  5. Jill Locke (2013). Little Rock's Social Question Reading Arendt on School Desegregation and Social Climbing. Political Theory 41 (4):533-561.score: 202.0
    This essay interprets Hannah Arendt’s concept of the “social question” through a reading of her controversial essay “Reflections on Little Rock.” I argue that Arendt’s social question refers to social climbing and not simply poverty, as she initially suggests. The social-climbing framework illuminates “Little Rock” in two ways. First, it explains why Arendt opposed mandatory school desegregation, which she saw as black social climbing, that is, African American citizens and the NAACP using the US courts and federal government (...)
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  6. Paul M. Heideman (2012). Beyond Black and White: Transforming African-American Politics, Manning Marable, Second Edition, London: Verso, 2009 1. Historical Materialism 20 (2):210-221.score: 176.8
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  7. Howard McGary (2003). Achieving Democratic Equality: Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Reparations. [REVIEW] Journal of Ethics 7 (1):93-113.score: 166.5
    This paper provides an account of reparationsin general and then presents briefly oneexplanation of why many present day AfricanAmericans believe they are entitled toreparations from the U.S. Government.This explanation should not be seen as a finaljustification, but only as an indication whythe demand for reparations for AfricanAmericans might be seen a plausible. Next, ifit is reasonable to assume that reparations toAfrican Americans are plausible, I then go onto explain why reparations might be necessaryto fill the breech that is (...)
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  8. Howard Mcgary (2010). Reconciliation and Reparations. Metaphilosophy 41 (4):546-562.score: 166.5
    Abstract: This article provides an account of the meaning of reparations and presents a brief explanation as to why African Americans believe they are entitled to reparations from the United States government. It then goes on to explain why reparations are necessary to address the distrust that is thought to exist between many African Americans and their government. Finally, it rejects the belief that reparations require reconciliation.
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  9. Ziad Swaidan, Scott J. Vitell & Mohammed Y. A. Rawwas (2003). Consumer Ethics: Determinants of Ethical Beliefs of African Americans. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 46 (2):175 - 186.score: 162.0
    This study explores the ethical ideol-ogies and ethical beliefs of African American consumers using the Forsyth ethical position questionnaire (EPQ) and the Muncy-Vitell consumer ethics questionnaire (MVQ). The two dimensions of the EPQ (i.e., idealism and relativism) were the independent constructs and the four dimensions of the MVQ (i.e., illegal, active, passive and no harm) were the dependent variables. In addition, this paper explores the consumer ethics of African Americans across four demographic factors (i.e., age, education, gender, (...)
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  10. J. C. Achike Agbakoba (2010). Traditional African Political Thought and the Crisis of Governance in Contemporary African Societies. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 3 (7):137-154.score: 144.0
    The aim of this paper is to show the relationship between the normative outlook and political philoso- phy of traditional societies on the one hand, and the crises of governance and leadership in contemporary African Societies, particularly subSaharan states, on the other. Although there are quite some differences in the quality of leadership and governance among sub-Saharan African states because of the different political and economic circumstances, this part of the globe taken as a whole remains underdeveloped in (...)
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  11. Paul M. Heideman (2012). Beyond Black and White: Transforming African-American Politics, Manning Marable, London: Verso, 2009. Historical Materialism 20 (2):210-221.score: 141.8
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  12. Glaude Jr & S. Eddie (2010). The Problem of African American Public (S): Dewey and African American Politics in the 21st Century. Contemporary Pragmatism 7 (1):9-29.score: 141.8
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  13. Joshua Preiss (2013). Milton Friedman, Amartya Sen, and Left and Right in American Politics. In Left and Right: The Great Dichotomy Revisited. 364-376.score: 141.0
    Milton Friedman and Amartya Sen have a lot in common. Both are Nobel Prize-winning economists who venture beyond the more technical questions of positive economics to demonstrate the relevance of their expertise to philosophy and public policy. Their social and political philosophy, including normative theorizing from their work and the work of other economists, comprises arguably the most influential part of their corpus. Like most Americans, both Friedman and Sen are liberals, in the sense that they argue that social (...)
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  14. Thomas Jefferson (1999). Thomas Jefferson, Political Writings. Cambridge University Pres.score: 140.0
    Thomas Jefferson is among the most important and controversial of American political thinkers: his influence (libertarian, democratic, participatory, and agrarian-republican) is still felt today. A prolific writer, Jefferson left 18,000 letters, Notes on the State of Virginia, an Autobiography, and numerous other papers. Joyce Appleby and Terence Ball have selected the most important of these for presentation in the Cambridge Texts series: Jefferson's views on topics such as revolution, self-government, the role of women and African-American and Native (...) emerge to give a fascinating insight into a man who owned slaves, yet advocated the abolition of slavery. The texts are supported by a concise introduction, suggestions for further reading and short biographies of key figures, all providing invaluable assistance to the student encountering the breadth and richness of Jefferson's thought for the first time. (shrink)
     
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  15. Bill Lawson (1991). African-Americans, Crime Victimization, and Political Obligations. In D. Sank & D. Caplan (eds.), To Be a Victim. Plenum. 141--58.score: 139.5
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  16. Daniel J. Elazar (1971). Community Self-Government and the Crisis of American Politics. Ethics 81 (2):91-106.score: 133.5
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  17. Herman Finer (1953). Book Review:Morality in American Politics. George A. Graham; Ethics in Government. Paul H. Douglas. [REVIEW] Ethics 63 (3):225-.score: 133.5
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  18. P. Kaboha (1988). The One-Party Vs. The Multi-Party Option of Government: A Crisis in African Political Philosophy. In J. M. Nyasani (ed.), Philosophical Focus on Culture and Traditional Thought Systems in Development. Konrad Adenauer Foundation. 158.score: 129.0
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  19. Mihaela Mudure (2010). From the Gypsies to the African Americans. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 2 (4):58-74.score: 120.0
    This paper is an analysis of comparative multiculturalisms. Starting from the historical reality that both the Roma and the African-Americans were reified through slavery and discriminated against because of their racial visibility, the author analyses the position of the two groups in the Romanian, namely, the American society. The lead of the African-Americans in overcoming the racial stigma is explained by the author through: the opportunities offered by a powerful and consolidated democracy, and by the existence (...)
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  20. J. Cahill (2005). Book Review: Greg Barns, Selling the Australian Government: Politics and Propaganda From Whitlam to Howard (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2005). 93 Pp., $16.95, ISBN 0 86840 802 6. [REVIEW] Dialogue 3 (2):105-106.score: 120.0
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  21. Bernard Boxill (1997). Populism and Elitism in African-American Political Thought. Journal of Ethics 1 (3):209-238.score: 117.0
    African-American political thought finds its premises in European philosophical traditions. But these traditions often challenge African-American humanity which African-American political thought defends. African-American political thought is therefore an extended commentary on the consistency of European philosophical traditions.
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  22. Hayley Macgregor (2006). 'The Grant is What I Eat': The Politics of Social Security and Disability in the Post-Apartheid South African State. Journal of Biosocial Science 38 (1):43-55.score: 117.0
    In South Africa, disability grant allocation has been under review and tensions are evident in government rhetoric stressing welfare provision on the one hand, and encouraging on the other. This ambiguity is traced down to the level of grant negotiations between doctors and in a psychiatry clinic in Khayelitsha. Here embodies the distress associated with harsh circumstances and is deemed by supplicants as sufficient to secure a grant. The paper illustrates how national discourses influence the presentation and experience of (...)
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  23. Gill Steel (2010). Images of Government, Business, and Citizen Identity in the United States. Japanese Journal of Political Science 11 (1):99-123.score: 111.0
    This paper presents a country profile of the United States using data from the AsiaBarometer (2008) survey. I first examine how citizens see themselves, their government and big business. My findings show that Americans remain ambivalent toward politics, their government, and big business. Citizens overwhelmingly support democracy as a political system and are satisfied with a broad range of specific democratic rights, but, at the same time, they complain about the workings of their democratic system, policy (...)
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  24. Tommy Lee Lott & John P. Pittman (eds.) (2003/2006). A Companion to African-American Philosophy. Blackwell Pub..score: 108.0
    This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary collection of newly commissioned articles brings together distinguished voices in the field of Africana philosophy and African-American social and political thought. Provides a comprehensive critical survey of African-American philosophical thought. Collects wide-ranging, multidisciplinary, newly commissioned articles in one authoritative volume. Serves as a benchmark work of reference for courses in philosophy, social and political thought, cultural studies, and African-American studies.
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  25. Jane Carruthers (2008). Conservation and Wildlife Management in South African National Parks 1930s-1960s. Journal of the History of Biology 41 (2):203 - 236.score: 108.0
    In recent decades conservation biology has achieved a high position among the sciences. This is certainly true of South Africa, a small country, but the third most biodiverse in the world. This article traces some aspects of the transformation of South African wildlife management during the 1930s to the 1960s from game reserves based on custodianship and the "balance of nature" into scientifically managed national parks with a philosophy of "command and control" or "management by intervention." In 1910 the (...)
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  26. Alexinia Young Baldwin (2003). Understanding the Challenge of Creativity Among African Americans. Inquiry 22 (3):13-18.score: 108.0
    Creative activities in a classroom can often be mistaken for negligence of academic requirements. This is especially true for many African American students. Recognition of the mental processes used in the expression of creative behaviors should give teachers the opportunity to harness this creative energy to develop academic skills. This article draws upon a historical perspective of creativity and its relationship to this trait in African Americans. Although many of the behaviors listed are common in all ethnic (...)
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  27. Dwayne A. Tunstall (2007). 8. Why Violence Can Be Viewed as a Legitimate Means of Combating White Supremacy for Some African Americans. Radical Philosophy Today 2007:159-173.score: 108.0
    Philosophers often entertain positions that they themselves do not hold. This article is an example of this. While I do not advocate localized acts of violence to combat white supremacy, I think that it is worthwhile to explore why it might be theoretically justifiable for some African Americans to commit such acts of violence. I contend that acts of localized violence are at least theoretical justifiable for some African Americans from the vantage point of racial realism. (...)
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  28. Drucilla Byars (1996). Traditional African American Foods and African Americans. Agriculture and Human Values 13 (3):74-78.score: 108.0
    Traditional African American foods, also referred to as “soul food,” are often given a blanket label of “poor food choices.” The cultural value of these ethnic foods may be disregarded without sufficient study of their nutrient content. This study showed that of the various foods perceived as traditionally African American by the local sampled population, greens were the most often identified as such by 78% and the most frequently consumed (22%) by the subjects. 37% perceived chitterlings as a (...)
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  29. Eric Voegelin (1952/1987). The New Science of Politics: An Introduction. University of Chicago Press.score: 100.5
    "Thirty-five years ago few could have predicted that The New Science of Politics would be a best-seller by political theory standards. Compressed within the Draconian economy of the six Walgreen lectures is a complete theory of man, society, and history, presented at the most profound and intellectual level. . . . Voegelin's [work] stands out in bold relief from much of what has passed under the name of political science in recent decades. . . . The New Science is (...)
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  30. Uche A. Dike (2013). African Metaphysics and Theocracy: A Case Study of Theocratic Politics in Ogba Land, Rivers State, Nigeria. Open Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):81.score: 100.0
    The modus operandi of this paper is centered on governance and the metaphysical forces in Ogba Land. In other words the main focus of the article is that theocracy is concomitant with Ogba metaphysics. The salient points discussed include Maduabuchi Dukor’s reflection on African cosmic environment as posited in Dukor’s four great works on African philosophy. Others include Jewish theocratic tradition, Islamic theocratic tradition and Ogba theocracy and metaphysics in the light of Dukor’s philosophy. The researcher adopted the (...)
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  31. Amber Foster (2013). Nancy Prince's Utopias: Reimagining the African American Utopian Tradition. Utopian Studies 24 (2):329-348.score: 99.0
    Nancy Gardner Prince began writing and self-publishing A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince in the 1850s, at a time when few African American women had the ability to do so. Her story tells of diaspora and of the systematic economic, cultural, and political oppression of free African Americans in the antebellum North. Raised by a mother unable to cope with the economic and emotional burden of raising eight children on her own, Prince (...)
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  32. Adam Fairclough (2004). Thurgood Marshall's Pursuit of Equality Through Law. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 7 (4):177-199.score: 99.0
    Thurgood Marshall (1908?1993) profoundly shaped the direction and success of the American civil rights struggle. Joining the staff of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1936, he headed its Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1939 until 1961, subsequently becoming a federal appeals court judge, Solicitor General, and Justice of the US Supreme Court. Marshall was more an egalitarian integrationist than a pluralist and deployed the law in pursuit of this moral objective. Although tolerant of (...)
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  33. Gerald Early (2003). Sports, Political Philosophy, and the African American. In Tommy Lee Lott & John P. Pittman (eds.), A Companion to African-American Philosophy. Blackwell Pub..score: 99.0
     
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  34. Youngmi Kim (2008). Intra-Party Politics and Minority Coalition Government in South Korea. Japanese Journal of Political Science 9 (3):367-389.score: 98.0
    This paper examines the internal dynamics of Korean political parties to understand why the minority coalition government of Kim Dae-jung suffered from political stalemate or deadlocks in the legislature. It shows that a focus on the size of the government in terms of a majority status in the legislature does not offer a convincing explanation of why the Kim Dae-jung administration slid towards ungovernability. Instead better insights come from an analysis of party organization, an aspect of party (...) rarely examined through in-depth analysis. The paper shows that in terms of the key dimensions of organization (leadership type, factionalism, funding, linkage role) Korean political parties fail to connect citizens to the political system. (shrink)
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  35. L. Piper (2007). The Emergent Practice of Governance and its Implications for the Concept of Politics. South African Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):289-305.score: 98.0
    This paper explores the implications of the disjuncture between the real-world practice of governance and the popular understanding of politics. There are two ways of addressing this disjuncture. The first is to accept the popular conception of politics and declare its relative decline, alongside the state, in the face of supra-national governance. The second is to challenge the popular conception of politics and include governance in a new, broader definition. From the view that empirical social scientific concepts (...)
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  36. Recep Boztemur (2010). Religion and Politics in the Making of American Near East Policy, 1918-1922. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 4 (11):45-59.score: 97.0
    This study deals basically with the combination of religion and politics in American foreign policy in the Near East in the immediate aftermath of the First World War. The diplomatic activities regarding the protection of American religious, educational, philanthropic institutions, the safety of American interests and missionary activities and the safeguarding of a future for the Ottoman Armenians are examined in two parts: the first dealing with the spread of Protestant missionary activities in the Ottoman Empire, and the second, (...)
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  37. Sirkku K. Hellsten (2008). Failing States and Ailing Leadership in African Politics in the Era of Globalization: Libertarian Communitarianism and the Kenyan Experience. Journal of Global Ethics 4 (2):155 – 169.score: 96.0
    The article discusses the Kenyan post-2007 elections political crisis within the framework of 'libertarian communitarianism' that integrates individualistic self-interest with traditional collectivist solidarity in the era of globalization in Africa. The author argues that behind the Kenyan post-election anarchy can be analyzed as a type of 'prisoner's dilemma' framework in which self-interested rationality is placed in a collectivist social contract setting. In Kenya, this has allowed political manipulation of ethnicity as well as bad governance, both of which have prevented the (...)
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  38. Ruth Beilin (2011). Paige West, Conservation is Our Government Now: The Politics of Ecology in Papua New Guinea. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 24 (1):75-85.score: 96.0
    Paige West, Conservation is our Government Now: The Politics of Ecology in Papua New Guinea Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-11 DOI 10.1007/s10806-010-9239-5 Authors Ruth Beilin, University of Melbourne Department of Resource Management and Geography, Melbourne School of Land and Environment Melbourne 3010 Australia Journal Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics Online ISSN 1573-322X Print ISSN 1187-7863 Journal Volume Volume Journal Issue Volume.
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  39. James Ferguson (2011). Toward a Left Art of Government: From 'Foucauldian Critique' to Foucauldian Politics. History of the Human Sciences 24 (4):61-68.score: 96.0
    Many contemporary uses of Foucauldian modes of analysis to ‘critique power’ (as it is often put) today lead to a rather sterile form of political engagement, in which denunciation (the politics of the ‘anti’) takes the place of positive political programs, and the strategies of government that such positive programs necessarily entail. Attention to some of Foucault’s own remarks about politics hints at a different political sensibility, in which empirical experimentation rather than moralistic denunciation takes center place. (...)
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  40. M. S. C. Okolo (2007). African Literature as Political Philosophy. Zed Books.score: 96.0
    This book looks in particular at Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah and Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, but situates these within the broader context of developments in African literature over the past half-century, discussing writers from Ayi Kwei Armah to Wole Soyinka. M.S.C. Okolo provides a thorough analysis of the authors' differing approaches and how these emerge from the literature. Okolo argues that these authors have been profoundly affected by the political situation of Africa, but have also (...)
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  41. Bernard I. Logan (1989). Government Expenditures on Imported Inputs and the Goals of Food Self-Sufficiency and Food Security in the Southern African Development Co-Ordination Conference. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 2 (3):191-207.score: 96.0
    Food security and food self-sufficiency are important regional goals for the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC). In the long run, success in these areas would reduce the incidence of drought-related mass starvation and the epidemic of malnutrition and undernutrition that exists among some tribal groups. For food production to improve, the governments must commit themselves to increasing the access of peasant farmers to critical agricultural inputs. If they do not take proper action in this area of development planning, (...)
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  42. Paola Rudan (2013). Securing the Future: Jeremy Bentham's a Fragment on Government and the American Revolution. History of Political Thought 34 (3):479-506.score: 94.0
    The article suggests that A Fragment on Government can be read as Bentham's contribution to the American Controversy. Though the contemporary vicissitudes are never mentioned in the text, Bentham's intellectual relationship with John Lind shows his interest in them. It is argued that Bentham criticizes the political discourses adopted both by the Americans and the supporters of the British Government. Bentham's legal positivism appears to be both a way of interpreting the constitutional aspect of the imperial relationship, (...)
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  43. Janine Jones (2004). The Impairment of Empathy in Goodwill Whites for African Americans. In George Yancy (ed.), What White Looks Like: African-American Philosophers on the Whiteness Question. Routledge.score: 94.0
     
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  44. Sascha L. Goluboff (2011). Making African American Homeplaces in Rural Virginia. Ethos 39 (3):368-394.score: 93.0
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  45. Tommy Lee Lott (ed.) (2002). African-American Philosophy: Selected Readings. Prentice Hall.score: 93.0
  46. Samuel K. Roberts (2001). African American Christian Ethics. Pilgrim Press.score: 93.0
  47. Fatimah Jackson (1998). Scientific Limitations and Ethical Ramifications of a Non-Representative Human Genome Project: African American Response. [REVIEW] Science and Engineering Ethics 4 (2):155-170.score: 92.0
    The Human Genome Project (HGP) represents a massive merging of science and technology in the name of all humanity. While the disease aspects of HGP-generated data have received the greatest publicity and are the strongest rationale for the project, it should be remembered that the HGP has, as its goal the sequencing of all 100,000 human genes and the accurate depiction of the ancestral and functional relationships among these genes. The HGP will thus be constructing the molecular taxonomic norm for (...)
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  48. V. Donald (2010). Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class, Conflict and the Chávez Phenomenon_, Steve Ellner, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2008. _Bush Vs. Chávez: Washington's War on Venezuela_, Eva Golinger, New York: Monthly Review Press, 2007. _Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chávez Government, Gregory Wilpert, London: Verso, 2007. [REVIEW] Historical Materialism 18 (1):151-163.score: 90.0
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  49. B. Boxill (1993). 2 Traditions in African-American Political-Philosophy. Philosophical Forum 24 (1-3):119-135.score: 87.8
     
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  50. Bernard Boxill (1992). Two Traditions in African American Political Philosophy. Philosophical Forum 24:119-119.score: 87.8
     
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