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bell hooks

bell hooks is Distinguished Professor of English at City College in New York and the author of Killing Rage: Ending Racism, from which the following viewpoint is excerpted. According to hooks, some civil rights advocates believe that society must ignore race, class, and ethnic differences in order to end discrimination. However, hooks asserts, this theory is misguided. The best way to create a nondiscriminatory society, she argues, is to affirm and celebrate the distinctive cultural backgrounds of all races and ethnicities.

As you read, consider the following questions:

1. Why, in hooks’s opinion, was Martin Luther King’s dream a “flawed vision”"
2. According to the author, why do the supporters of beloved community remain committed to ending racism"
3. How do some blacks participate in spreading racism, in hooks’s...

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