2017
DOI: 10.1177/1470594x17712684 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: In April 1962, white segregationists paid money to African Americans agreeing to leave New Orleans. In 2010, the British National Party proposed paying non-white migrants money to leave the UK. Five years later, a landlord in New York paid African American tenants to vacate their apartments. This article considers when, if ever, it is morally permissible to pay minorities to leave. I argue that paying minorities to leave is demeaning towards recipients and so wrong. Although the payments are wrong, it is not c… Show more

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“…This idea is a powerfully intuitive one. It helps to explain what is so morally abhorrent about laws that require black passengers to sit at the back of the bus, or policies that offer payments to minorities to emigrate (Hellman 2011;Gerver 2018;Anderson and Pildes 2000).…”
Section: Discrimination and Disrespectmentioning
“…This idea is a powerfully intuitive one. It helps to explain what is so morally abhorrent about laws that require black passengers to sit at the back of the bus, or policies that offer payments to minorities to emigrate (Anderson and Pildes 2000;Hellman 2011;Gerver 2018). Failing to recognize the symbolic significance of these policies is failing to recognize the nature of the injustice that the victims suffer.…”
Section: Discrimination and Disrespectmentioning