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Recent stories of racial impersonation raise profound questions about the nature of race. What makes racial identification subject to racial fraud? How do individual and social practices interact in the construction of racial identity? To what extent does race differ from other dimensions of personal identity and modes of cultural belonging? And what do these cases reveal about the history of racism and the fight for racial equality today? In this new series, philosophers reflect on these fraught meanings–ethical and political, social and historical—of racial identity and racial fraud.Read More
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