Should We Continue to Study Race?
Kenneth Warren, professor of English and the humanities at the University of Chicago, poses the question of what role the study of race should play in the coming years. Warren places the study of race in its historical context, looking back to central black thinkers such as W.E.B. Du Bois and to other sociologists who made race part of the scholarship of the social sciences. Simultaneously, Warren explores the relationship between such academic investigation and the reality of human activity, and how we grapple with 'the belief that we can understand 'race' because we have made 'race.'' Copyright 2000 The University of Chicago.