Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 10, 2003 - Psychology - 320 pages
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This extraordinary book by Derald Wing Sue, a highly-regarded academic and author, helps readers understand and combat racism in themselves. It defines racism not only as extreme acts of hatred, but as "any attitude, action or institutional structure or social policy that subordinates a person or group because of their color." This landmark work offers an antidote to this pervasive social problem.
  • Shows how each of us has a role in the oppression of others, and what we can do about it
  • Offers a way to overcome racism on a very intimate level
  • Outlines specific guidelines and suggested activities
  

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User Review  - 9thboldsoul - LibraryThing

The author is so critical of well-intentioned attempts at Overcoming Our Racism that digging ourselves out of this hole seems impossible. Despite arguing against the "just the way it is" mindset, he seems further to ingrain its reality. An important, albeit defeatist, work. Read full review

Overcoming our racism: the journey to liberation

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This uncompromising anti-racist manifesto written for a white audience is concerned less with Klansmen and skinheads than with the white woman clutching her purse when minority teenagers draw near ... Read full review

Contents

Are You a Racist?
3
What Is Racism?
23
Do You Oppress?
45
What Is Your Racial Reality and That of White America?
71
Isnt Racism a White Problem?
97
What Does It Mean to Be White?
115
What Is White Privilege?
137
Overcoming the Problem
161
What Must You Do to Combat Racism?
191
What Must Society Do to Combat Racism?
231
What Must People of Color Do to Overcome Racism? A Personal Message to My Brothers and Sisters of Color
255
Epilogue
277
Notes
281
About the Author
287
Index
289
Copyright

How Do You Develop a Nonracist White Identity?
163

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About the author (2003)

Derald Wing Sue is professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He was president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, the cofounder and first president of the Asian American Psychological Association, and currently president of the Society of Counseling Psychology. He is the author of the best-selling book Counseling the Culturally Diverse, fourth edition 2002 from Wiley.

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