Nationwide — In their new book, A Formula for Eradicating Racism: Debunking White Supremacy, Professors Tim McGettigan and Earl Smith spell out a practical plan to end racism. The authors argue that racism is a remediable form of suggestion-induced sadism. This means that racism is a type of undemocratic social architecture that people purposely construct. The good news is that people can also dismantle undesirable social constructions.
The most glaring example of democratic dehumanization is the 3/5 Compromise which, even to this day, fractionates the perceived merit of African Americans in the USA. In addition, the US “denaturalized” Indigenous Peoples, Hispanics, Asians and every other person of color via the Naturalization Act of 1790 — which established that only free whites could be US citizens. Subsequently, the US has treated people of color like wartime enemies. The US still enthusiastically celebrates continent-wide genocide of Native Americans under the sacred banner of Manifest Destiny.
Though it will never be possible to right such monumental wrongs, McGettigan and Smith maintain that the US can still dismantle America’s architecture of racism. Eradicating American-style racism will require the US to cease hostilities against people of color in much the same way that the US terminated hostilities against the Germans and Japanese at the conclusion of WWII. The US could re-humanize people of color by erasing the 3/5 Compromise and rescinding every other law, policy, superstition and practice that characterizes people of color as anything but 100% bona fide human beings.
A Formula for Eradicating Racism: Debunking White Supremacy
By Tim McGettigan and Earl Smith
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Available at: Amazon.com
Please send questions or comments to Prof Tim McGettigan at the following e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org , or cell phone number 719-360-8673