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Greg Robinson and Robert S. Chang

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496810458

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496810458.001.0001

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An Analytic Model of Conflict and Cooperation on the Terrain of Race

An Analytic Model of Conflict and Cooperation on the Terrain of Race

(p.3) 1 An Analytic Model of Conflict and Cooperation on the Terrain of Race
Minority Relations

Robert S. Chang

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter offers an analytic model for understanding conflict and coalition on the terrain of race by discussing racialization and racial stratification. In this analytic model of first-, second-, and third-order racial analyses, the first-order binary model restates the duality of the primary racial opposition in U.S. history—black and white—and recognizes that many analyses of racial and ethnic conflict follow this basic majority–minority binary opposition. Meanwhile, second-order binary analysis stays within a group-to-group binary framework, but looks at the relationship between minority A and minority B. The chapter then shows how an understanding of racialization and racial stratification lends itself to third-order multigroup analysis. It concludes by discussing the limits of building coalitions in a purely oppositional mode, and explores the need for building common cause that extends beyond opposition to white capitalist patriarchy.

Keywords:   racialization, racial stratification, racial opposition, black, white, ethnic conflict, coalitions, white capitalist patriarchy

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