Books Richard Thompson Ford Books by Richard Thompson Ford Richard Thompson Ford has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Richard Thompson Ford Race Understanding Racial Perceptions November 21, 2008 Some say America is finally entering a post-racial age, one in which people of all races have equal opportunities. But scientific studies show racial prejudices persist. So how is race perception made manifest in our conscious and subconscious minds? Understanding Racial Perceptions Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/97313840/97313825" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Books 2008: Excerpts Excerpt: 'The Race Card' August 25, 2008 Are rampant claims of discrimination clouding our discussions of social problems and race? Law Professor Richard Thompson Ford examines abuses of the so-called "race card" while looking at wider problems of institutional racism.