This article begins by asking, "What is Race: Some Modem Western Perspectives?" Section I surveys race from various vantage points, including views associated with social and natural scientists, jurists, and members of the general public. In short, Section I grapples with what we currently mean when we use the term race.
Many people, especially westerners, believe that the human family consists of multiple races. Such thinking flows from and reinforces multi-racial worldviews. Thus, Section II asks: "What Does a Multi-racial Worldview Look Like?" Here, using graphic symbols we attempt to communicate some sense of what a multi- racial perspective involves. Further, Section II introduces a uniracial worldview and contrasts that worldview with multi-racial worldviews.
In preliminary fashion, Section III attempts to point a way out of difficulties generated from many people's adoption of multi-racial worldviews. Specifically, Section III urges jurists and other policy makers (especially in the United States but also in sister nation states) to adopt a uniracial analysis in their decision making processes. Section III also outlines transformative possibilities of a uniracial worldview in the context of majoritarian public policy decision making, concerns about international human rights (including the innocuous subject of affirmative action), and interpersonal communications. Section IV furnishes concluding thoughts on the historic challenges and opportunities presented by a uniracial approach.
Jonathan K. Stubbs, Implications of a Uniracial Worldview: Race and Rights in a New Era, 5 Barry L. Rev. 1 (2005).