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Andamios

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HERNANDEZ SANCHEZ, Mario Alfredo. With Arendt and Against Arendt: Judging her Judgment on Racial Integration in the United States During the Twentieth Century. Andamios [online]. 2009, vol.6, n.12, pp. 225-247. ISSN 1870-0063.

This paper examines Hannah Arendt's political judgment on racial integration in the United States during the Twentieth Century. According to Arendt, discrimination is an issue that belongs to the social realm, not to the political one. Personal features that shape individuals -race, for example- must be left outside the political debate, as they confer communitarian identity. On the contrary, Arendt wanted politics to be defined in terms of a discussion among individuals who claim specific positions. As we can se, Arendt's judgment on discrimination is conditioned by her rigorous separation between the social and the political realms.

Palabras llave : discrimination; equality; political judgment; public sphere; democracy.

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