Need help with my Political Science question – I’m studying for my class.
Reading: Charles Mills, the Racial Contract, “Overview” pp.1-40
Please write 3-4 paragraphs . Please make sure to refer to the text.
Choose ONE of the following prompts:
- “The whole point of establishing a moral hierarchy and juridically partitioning the polity according to race is to secure and legitimate the privileging of those individuals designated as white/persons and the exploitation of those individuals designated as nonwhite/subpersons”(p.32). What evidence does Mills present here to suggest that this economic exploitation has (and is still) occurring?
- Mills outlines the mainstream view of how the social contract is founded upon principles of equality of all. He counters that, in reality, this equality was restricted to whites only. Why does he think this?