Helen Ngo’s The Habits of Racism: A Phenomenology of Racism and Racialized Embodiment is an indispensable book for scholars working on race and the body. Habits of Racism thoroughly explores the phenomenology of racialized embodiment in dialogue with the most cutting-edge work on the topic. This book is a noteworthy contribution to the study of race.
Published in 2017, The Habits of Racism: A Phenomenology of Racism and Racialized Embodiment is timely and highly relevant amid our present socio-cultural-political crisis that has thrown into relief the ongoing legacy of racism in the United States.... Given the rise of violence against black bodies as well as the mainstreaming of white supremacist views and actions, Helen Ngo’s work is particularly urgent. Ngo constructs a framework to explore the fundamental individual and social systems of racism to expose the hidden and subtle gestural expressions and habitual modes of racialized perception.... The Habits of Racism is an essential read for students and scholars interested in phenomenology, critical philosophy of race, educational philosophy and may also be of particular interest to those studying feminist philosophy and queer studies.