Race Theory

The race theory has been on a progressive development journey from the era of colonization to the present era of autonomy. Ancient theorist opted for a more reserved socio-historic approach to study the race ideology (Omi & Winant, 51).  This theory has however been massively transformed in the contemporary world through the racial formation process. The present priority of the racial theory is to offer enough support to the unending connotation and shifting meaning of race. Race has been explored in to the deeper quotas of ethnicity, social class and nationality in the contemporary world. The shift from the mere racial ideology of a black or white race is hence an important shift from the narrow theoretical approach of the racial theory to the bigger picture (Omi & Winant, 53). The United States has been the highly developed economy across the globe and has hence created   healthy environment from social and racial justice system.

The ideology of race has nonetheless attracted two major critics. The failure of the ideology to identify the salience that a collective paradigm can grow in over 500,000 years and the failure to acknowledge at the level of experience of the daily life, race  is a relatively impermeable part of humanity (Omi & Winant, 54). As a matter of fact living in the United Sates can never be possible up until someone belongs to certain race.  We are naturally predisposed to belong to a specific al through the human life. Unless we cohesively marry the different racial aboriginality; we are destined to engage in incessant racial conflicts in the spirit of defending what is racially upright. It is therefore the high time to update our understanding on the racial theory in the quest to develop symbiotic relationships among ourselves regardless of our different aborigines.





Omi, Michael & Winant, Howard. Racial formation in the United States: From the 1960’s to the 1980s. New York, Routledge Print 1986.

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