Enacting Racism: Clarence Thomas, George Bush, and the Construction of Social Reality

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This study analyzes the confirmation hearings discourse of Clarence Thomas and George Bush. Language constructs social reality. The United States has a history of racism and this history manifests itself in our language. The discourse of Clarence Thomas and George Bush created a social reality that equated opposition to Thomas' confirmation with racism using rhetorical strategies that included metaphor and narrative construction.

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Ramsey, Evelyn Michele Eaton May 1995.

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This study analyzes the confirmation hearings discourse of Clarence Thomas and George Bush. Language constructs social reality. The United States has a history of racism and this history manifests itself in our language. The discourse of Clarence Thomas and George Bush created a social reality that equated opposition to Thomas' confirmation with racism using rhetorical strategies that included metaphor and narrative construction.

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Ramsey, Evelyn Michele Eaton. Enacting Racism: Clarence Thomas, George Bush, and the Construction of Social Reality, thesis, May 1995; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278489/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .