Understanding and Dismantling Racism The Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America

ISBN-10: 0800662229

ISBN-13: 9780800662226

Edition: 2007

Authors: Joseph Barndt

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More than 15 years have passed since Joe Barndt wrote his influential and widely acclaimed Dismantling Racism (1991, Augsburg Books). He has now written a replacement volume powerful, personal, and practical that reframes the whole issue for the new context of the twenty-first century. With great clarity Barndt traces the history of racism, especially in white America, revealing its various personal, institutional, and cultural forms. Without demonizing anyone or any race, he offers specific, positive ways in which people in all walks, including churches, can work to bring racism to an end. He includes the newest data on continuing conditions of People of Color, including their progress relative to the minimal standards of equality in housing, income and wealth, education, and health. He discusses current dimensions of race as they appear in controversies over 9/11, New Orleans, and undocumented workers. Includes analytical charts, definitions, bibliography, and exercises for readers.
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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 9/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The Happiness Machine-A Fable
The Dross of Racism
The Happiness Machine and Current Reality
A Book for White People
And Also a Book for People of Color
The Work of Crossroads Ministry and People's Institute
Language and Terminology
Other "Isms"-The Happiness Machine's Multiple Consequences
Writing an Ending to the Fable of the Happiness Machine
The Continuing Evil of Racism
The Complex and Bewildering Tangle of Racism
Our Colonial and Racist Beginnings
From Colony to Nationhood: The Deepening of Racism
Resistance to Racism: The Better Side of a Bitter History
The Civil Rights Movement: The Resistance Rewrites History
The Continuing Evil of Racism in the Twenty-First Century
Detecting and Measuring Twenty-First Century Racism
The Twenty-First Century: A New Beginning
Defining Racism
The Need for a Common Definition of Racism
Introducing a Definition of Racism
Exploring Prejudice
Exploring Race
The Misuse of Power by Systems and Institutions
White Power and Privilege
From "Black Like Me" to "White Like Me"
White Power: Not the Same as White Privilege
A Closer Look at White Power
A Closer Look at White Privilege
Responses to White Power and Privilege
Conclusion: You Can't Take It Off
Individual Racism: The Making of a Racist
Power[superscript 3]: Racism at Its Worst
"Go Home and Free Your Own People"
What and Who Is a Racist?
"Racialization": The Mass Production of Racists and Victims
Racial Identity Formation: The Shaping of Superior and Inferior Races
The Making of a White Racist
The Four Walls of Racism's Prison
Summary and Conclusion: None of Us Are Free
Institutionalized Racism
The Misuse of Power by Systems and Institutions
Taking an X-Ray of the Happiness Machine
The Nature and Purpose of Institutions
Defining Institutionalized Racism
How It Got That Way: A History of Institutionalized Racism
How It Stayed That Way: New Forms of Institutionalized Racism
How to "See," Identify, and Analyze Institutionalized Racism
Conclusion: The Possibility of Authentic Institutional Transformation
Cultural Racism
What Is Culture?
The Creating of Race-Based Cultures
Defining Cultural Racism
The Race-Based Cultures of Communities of Color
White Cultural Identity in the Twenty-First Century
Dismantling Racism
A Time to Tear Down...and a Time to Build
Building Antiracist Communities of Resistance
Planning a Jailbreak: Organizing to Dismantle Racism
Introducing a Tool to Measure Institutional Change
The First Half of the Continuum: Where Are We Now?
Principles of Organizing to Move Forward
The Second Half of the Continuum: The Three Stages of Institutional Transformation
Conclusion: Toward a Racism-Free Twenty-First Century
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