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Being White Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World

ISBN-10: 0830832475
ISBN-13: 9780830832477
Edition: 2004
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Description: What does it mean to be white?When you encounter people from other races or ethnicities, you may become suddenly aware that being white means something. Those from other backgrounds may respond to you differently or suspiciously. You may feel  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 9/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748

What does it mean to be white?When you encounter people from other races or ethnicities, you may become suddenly aware that being white means something. Those from other backgrounds may respond to you differently or suspiciously. You may feel ambivalence about your identity as a white person. Or you may feel frustrated when a friend of another ethnicity shakes his head and says, "You just don't get it because you're white."- So, what does it mean to be white?- How can you overcome the mistakes of the past?- How can you build authentic relationships with people from other races and ethnicities?In this groundbreaking book, Paula Harris and Doug Schaupp present a Christian model of what it means to be white. They wrestle through the history of how those in the majority have oppressed minority cultures, but they also show that whites also have a cultural and ethnic identity with its own distinctive traits and contributions. They demonstrate that white people have a key role to play in the work of racial reconciliation and the forging of a more just society.Filled with real-life stories, life-transforming insights and practical guidance, this book is for you if you are aware of racial inequality but have wondered, So what do I do? Discover here a vision for just communities where whites can partner with and empower those of other ethnicities.

Paula A. Harris is currently serving as the priest at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. She also speaks and writes on missiology, missionary recruitment, postmodernism and racial issues. She is the author of "Listening to Mission that Rises from Community and Spirituality" in Global Missiology for the 21st Century and is a contributor to the book Postmission.

Doug Schaupp is coordinator for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's campus ministries in the western cluster. A writer and teacher, he focuses on racial issues, postmodern evangelism and leadership development. He is based in Los Angeles and graduated from Fuller Seminary. He is the coauthor of Being White.

AcknowledgmentsWhy This Book? A Road Map for the Journey (Paula and Doug)Stage
Encounter
Stumbling into Encounter (Doug)
Giving Your Heart Away (Paula)Making Encounter RealStage
Friendship
Making and Keeping Friendships with People of Color (Paula)
Going Deeper in Crosscultural Friendships: Conflict Resolution Strengthens the Bond (Doug)Making Friendship RealStage
Displacement
What Does the Bible Say About Displacement? (Doug)
Can White Boys Hoop? (Doug)
The Point of No Return (Doug)
Being Colorblind: Kindergarten or College? (Doug)Making Displacement RealStage
White Identity
Living in the Truth About White History and Racism (Paula)1
Open the Parachute (Doug)1
Who Are We? Who Do They Say We Are? (Paula)Making Antiracism Real1
Can God Redeem White Culture? (Doug)1
Finding Our White Identity in Christ (Doug)Making White Identity RealStage
The Just Community1
I Want a Friend, She Wants Justice (Paula)1
Responsibility Is Not a Four-Letter Word (Doug)1
Betraying White Privilege, Plundering White Power (Paula)Making the Just Community Real
Conclusion: The Way, the Truth and the Life (Paula)
Notes
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