Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

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New Society Publishers, Apr 15, 2010 - Education - 272 pages
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Continuously at the top of New Society Publishers' best-seller list for five years, "Uprooting Racism" has sold over 25,000 copies since its first printing. Substantially revised and expanded, the new edition has more tools to help white people understand and stand-up to racism.

"Uprooting Racism" explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life. It moves beyond the definition and unlearning of racism to address the many areas of privilege for white people and suggests ways for individuals and groups to challenge the structures of racism. "Uprooting Racism"'s welcoming style helps readers look at how we learn racism, what effects it has on our lives, its costs and benefits to white people, and what we can do about it.

In addition to updating existing chapters, the new edition of Uprooting Racism explores how entrenched racism has been revealed in the new economy, the 2000 electoral debacle, rising anti-Arab prejudice, and health care policy. Special features include exercises, questions, and suggestions to engage, challenge assumptions, and motivate the reader towards social action. The new edition includes an index and an updated bibliography.

  

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Review: Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

User Review  - Linnea - Goodreads

A good started book for those beginning to explore this topic. Written from a white man's perspective, trying to explain his shifting viewpoints on the world while helping others along as well. Several hmmm...moments. Should follow up with other books. Read full review

Review: Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

User Review  - Goodreads

A good started book for those beginning to explore this topic. Written from a white man's perspective, trying to explain his shifting viewpoints on the world while helping others along as well. Several hmmm...moments. Should follow up with other books. Read full review

Contents

PART I What Color Is White?
WROTE THIS BOOK I accumulated a long list ofreasons why
What isWhiteness?
White Benefits? A Personal Assessment The Economic Pyramid TheCosts of Racism to People of Color
The Dynamics of Racism
Exotic and Erotic The Mythof the Happy Family
WhatDoes an AllyDo?
Talking and Working with White People What About Friends and Family Members?
ArabAmericans
RecentImmigrants
Fighting Institutional Racism
Public Policy Critical Analysis of Immigration Policy
Religion
Multicultural Competence AntiRacism Integration and Tokenism
Notes
Bibliography

African Americans
Latinoas
IndexAbout the Author

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About the author (2010)

Paul Kivel is the author of "Boys Will Be Men" (ISBN: 0-86571-395-2, New Society Publishers, 1999) and "Men's Work" (ISBN: 0-34537-939-X, Ballantine, 1998). He is the founder of the nationally recognized Oakland's Men's Project and has conducted hundreds of workshops on racism and anti-violence for teens and men all over the country. He lives in Oakland, California.

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