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Speaking Treason Fluently Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male

ISBN-10: 1593762070
ISBN-13: 9781593762070
Edition: N/A
Authors: Tim Wise
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Description: "In this follow-up to White Like Me, activist and educator Tim Wise examines the ways in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States." "The essays included in this collection span the last ten years  More...

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List price: $16.95
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

"In this follow-up to White Like Me, activist and educator Tim Wise examines the ways in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States." "The essays included in this collection span the last ten years of Wise's writing and cover all the hottest racial topics of the past decade, including the political rise of Barack Obama, the challenge to affirmative action, the implications of Hurricane Katrina, and immigration. Wise's commentaries make forceful yet accessible arguments that serve to counter both white denial and complacency - two of the main obstacles to creating a more racially equitable and just society. Considered one of the leading writers on racism, Tim Wise once again challenges his readers to ask, "Where is the outrage?""--BOOK JACKET.

Timothy J. Wise Tim Wise, whom philosopher Cornel West calls, "A vanilla brother in the tradition of (antiracism and antislavery fighter) John Brown," is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Wise, who was named one of "25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World," by Utne Reader in 2010, has spoken in all 50 states of the U.S., on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market

Introduction-Why Treason?
Challenging White Denial (in Four Parts)
Minimization
Uh-Obama: Racism, White Voters, and the Myth of Color-Blindness
What Kind of Card is Race? The Absurdity (and Consistency) of White Denial
(Proto)Typical White Denial: Reflections on Racism and Uncomfortable Realities
The Oprah Effect: Black Success, White Denial, and the Reality of Racism
Majoring in Minstrelsy: White Students, Blackface, and the Failure of Mainstream Multiculturalism
Racism, White Liberals, and the Limits of Tolerance
More of a Thud, Really: Racism, Crash, and the Perpetuation of White Denial
Rationalization
Rationalizing the Irrational: Racism and the Fallacy of Personal Experience
Working for the Man Every Night and Day: Black Conservatives and the Politics of Self-Abuse
A God with Whom I Am Not Familiar
They Shoot Black Men, Don't They? Sean Bell and the Internal (and Eternal) "Logic" of Racism
The Tyranny of Common Sense: Examining the Faulty Logic of "Terrorist" Profiling
No, Not Everyone Felt That Way: Reflections on Racism and History
Deflection
Passing the Buck and Missing the Point: Don Imus, White Denial, and Racism in America
Situational Ethics, Conservative Style
Personal Responsibility Is a Two-Way Street: Bill Cosby and the Pathology of Passing the Buck
Selling the Police: Reflections on Heroism and Hype
Racism, Free Speech, and the College Campus
Of Immigrants and "Real" Amurkans: Reflections on the Rage of the Ridiculous
Competing Victimization
On White Pride and Other Delusions
A Particularly Cheap White Whine: Racism, Scholarships, and the Manufacturing of White Victimhood
Chocolate Cities and Vanilla Indignation: Reflections on the Manufacturing of "Reverse" Racism
When Blacks Attack! Reflections on White Victimology and the Ironies of Institutional Racism
On the Making of Undeserving Martyrs: Fact and Fiction in the Duke Lacrosse Case
Of Bigots and Broken Records: Reflections on the Psychopathology of Racist Thinking
Confronting White Privilege
The Real Face of Racial Preference
Whites Swim in Racial Preference
Default Position: Reflections on the Brain-Rotting Properties of Privilege
The Power of Perspectivism
Of National Lies and Racial Amnesia: Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama, and the Audacity of Truth
Breaking the Cycle of White Dependence: A Modest Call for Majority Self-Help
Anywhere but Here: Examining the Crimes of Thee, but Not of Me
Some Folks Never Felt Safe: The Truth about National Unity
Don't Know Much about (Black) History: School Curricula and the Myth of a Common Narrative
Reagan, Race, and Remembrance: Reflections on the American Divide
Rebels without a Clue: Racism, Neo-Confederacy, and the Raising of Historical Illiterates
Bill of Whites: Historical Memory through the Racial Looking Glass
Preferring Our Violence Wholesale: Riots and Destruction in Black and White
Home Runs, Heroes, and Hypocrisy: Performance Enhancement in Black and White
Measuring the Costs
Overclass Blues: Class, Race, and the Ironies of Privilege
Collateral Damage: Poor Whites and the Unintended Consequences of Racial Privilege
School Shootings and White Denial
We Are All Collateral Damage Now: Reflections on War as Emotional Botox
Rethinking Superiority: Reflections on Whiteness and the Cult of "Progress"
Conclusion-Being In (But Not Of) This Skin

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