White Privilege

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Worth Publishers, 2008 - Social Science - 182 pages
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Studies of racism often focus on its devastating effects on the victims of prejudice. But no discussion of race is complete without exploring the other side--the ways in which some people or groups actually benefit, deliberately or inadvertently, from racial bias. This is the subject of Paula Rothenberg's groundbreaking anthology, White Privilege.

The new edition of White Privilege once again challenges readers to explore ideas for using the power and the concept of white privilege to help combat racism in their own lives, and includes key essays and articles by Peggy McIntosh, Richard Dyer, bell hooks, Robert Jensen, Allan G. Johnson, and others.† Three additional essays add new levels of complexity to our understanding of the paradoxical nature of white privilege and the politics and economics that lie behind the social construction of whiteness, making this edition an even better choice for educators.†Brief, inexpensive, and easily integrated with other texts, this interdisciplinary collection of commonsense, non-rhetorical readings lets educators incorporate discussions of whiteness and white privilege into a variety of disciplines, including sociology, English composition, psychology, social work, women's studies, political science, and American studies.

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Review: White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism

User Review  - ZoŽ - Goodreads

Oh, white privilege is real you say? (The following article is disturbing and depressing) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic... Tell me it's real now. White lives matter too. And anyone who believes in "white privilege" is a racist fuckwad. Read full review

Review: White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism

User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

This was a really helpful compilation of texts and served to introduce me to the range of issues involved with white privilege. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Paula Rothenberg is author of the classic textbook Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, now in its fourth edition. She is professor of philosophy and women's studies at The William Paterson University of New Jersey.

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