Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race


In America today, the problem of achieving racial justiceDLwhether through color-blind policies or through affirmative actionDLprovokes more noisy name-calling than fruitful deliberation. In Color Conscious, K. Anthony Appiah and Amy Gutmann, two eminent moral and political philosophers, seek to clear the ground for a discussion of the place of race in politics and in our moral lives. Color Conscious is an extremely welcome addition to the discourse on race. In different but complementary ways, Appiah and Gutmann articulate with precision and subtlety those intricate issues of race that confound us all. DLToni Morrison Without dogma or cant, two of our most challenging and clear-eyed public philosophers explore the real meanings of culture and identity. An invaluable resource for all who want to think responsibly about the racial dilemmas facing our nation. DLHenry Louis Gates, Jr. These formidable scholars each remind us that principles of justice and ideas about race are interdependent and must speak to the actual conditions in which we live. DLLani Guinier

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • David B. Wilkins
  • K. Anthony Appiah
  • Amy Gutmann
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Princeton, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1996


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