Darity, William A., Jr. (2001). End of Race?. Transforming Anthropology, 10(1)
At regular intervals it has become customary for closureof long and persistent historical processes to be invokedin both scholarly and popular outlets. Typically theauthor manages to give voice to a sentiment widelysensed and shared that has yet to be put into the lan-guage of the moment. Examples include professions byDaniel Bell of "the end of ideology," by DineshD'Souza of "the end of racism," and by Francis Fuku-yama of "the end of history." The Bell (1962) andFukuyama (1992) claims actually are similar, bothcontending - wrongly - that the intellectual and politi-cal struggle between "capitalism" and "communism" ascompeting social systems is at an end. Bell argued thatconvergence around the "mixed economy" was intranscendence. Fukuyama, in contrast, now argues thatthe free-market economy stands triumphant in theinternational arena.
Darity, William A., Jr.