A New Look at the Old "Race" Language: Rethinking "Race" and Exclusion in Social Policy

ChorSwang Ngin
1993 Explorations in ethnic studies : the journal of the National Association of Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies  
This essay is an examination of the use of the notion II race" current in American social science literature and public discourse. It argues that the current assumptions of IIrace" are mistaken and lead to misunderstanding and misdi rected social policy. A rethinking of the notions of IIrace" requires making a paradigmatic shift of the old categories of IIrace" and IIrace relations" to a new language that rejects IIrace" as a descriptive and an analytical category. It ' examines the processes
more » ... rough which IIracist" social poli cies are enacted against Asian immigrants in contemporary Southern California.
doi:10.1525/ees.1993.16.1.5 fatcat:younirqon5g4zcuzvyzu4vdp2u