White Privilege Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism

ISBN-10: 0716787334
ISBN-13: 9780716787334
Edition: 2nd 2005
Authors: Paula Rothenberg
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 6/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Studies of racism often focus on its devastating effects on the victims of prejudice. But no discussion of race is complete without exploring the other sidethe ways in which some people or groups actually benefit, deliberately or inadvertently, from racial bias. White Privilege, Second Edition,the revision to the ground-breaking anthology from Paula Rothenberg, continues her efforts from the first edition.Two new essayscontribute to the discussion of the nature and history of white power. The concluding section again challenges readers to explore ideas for using the power and the concept of white privilege to help combat racism in their own lives. Brief, inexpensive, and easily integrated with other texts, this interdisciplinary collection of commonsense, non-rhetorical readings lets educators incorporate discussions of whiteness and white privilege into a variety of disciplines, including sociology, English composition, psychology, social work, women's studies, political science, and American studies.

Preface
About the Author
Introduction
Whiteness: the power of invisibility
The Matter of Whiteness
Failing to See
Representations of Whiteness in the Black Imagination
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion for Part One
Whiteness: the power of the past
The Roots of Racial Classification
How White People Became White
How Jews Became White Folks
Becoming Hispanic: Mexican Americans and Whiteness
The Possessive Investment in Whiteness
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion for Part Two
Whiteness: the power of privilege
Making Systems of Privilege Visible
Privilege as Paradox
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
White Privilege Shapes the U.S.
Membership Has Its Privileges: Thoughts on Acknowledging and Challenging Whiteness
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion for Part Three
Whiteness: the power of resistance
Breaking the Silence
Confronting One's Own Racism
How White People Can Serve as Allies to People of Color in the Struggle to End Racism
Questions for Thinking, Writing, and Discussion for Part Four
Suggestions for Further Reading
Acknowledgments
Index

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