Tara Smith on Racism and Altruism [Video]

Why does racism persists when it is so obviously irrational?

In this excerpt from the panel on racism recorded at Objectivist Summer Conference 2015, Tara Smith, professor of philosophy and BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism at the University of Texas at Austin, explains the role of altruism in camouflaging racism’s inherent self-destructiveness.

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