Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

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New Society Publishers, 2002 - Political Science - 271 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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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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Review: Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

User Review  - Julie Ariano - Goodreads

Interesting, informative, and, for a white person such myself, helpful in deepening my understanding of issues surrounding whiteness and race, racism, and race relations. Easy to read and thought-provoking. Read full review

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

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

This book is like an enema for your mind. I like how Kivel focuses on systemic issues and challenged the reader to look at how racism infects every aspect of our lives. He also does a good job of ... Read full review

Contents

Lets Talk
6
Im Not White
8
Im Not Racist
13
What is Whiteness?
15
Words and Pictures
24
White Benefits MiddleClass Privilege
26
White Benefits? A Personal Assessment
28
The Economic Pyramid
35
People of Mixed Heritage
122
Native Americans
124
African Americans
130
Asian Americans
140
Latinoas
147
Arab Americans
154
Jewish People
158
Recent Immigrants
166

The Costs of Racism to People of Color
36
The Culture of Power
38
Entitlement
42
The Costs of Racism to White People
46
Retaining Benefits Avoiding Responsibility
50
Thank You for Being Angry
56
Its Good to Talk about Racism
58
Who Is a Victim?
61
The Enemy Within
64
Fear and Danger
66
The Geography of Fear
72
Exotic and Erotic
73
The Myth of the Happy Family
78
Beyond Block and White
81
Whats in a Name?
84
Separatism
90
What Does an Ally Do?
94
Being a Strong White Ally
96
Basic Tactics
97
Getting Involved
99
An Ally Makes a Commitment
103
I Would Be a Perfect Ally If
105
Its Not Just a Joke
107
Talking and Working with White People
110
What About Friends and Family Members?
113
Allies Collaborators and Agents
115
Introduction
120
Conclusion
170
Institutional Racism
172
Public Policy
174
Critical Analysis of Immigration Policy
179
Voting
182
Affirmative Action
187
Angry White Guys for Affirmative Action
194
At Work
196
Education and Schools
203
Health Care
207
The Police
210
The Criminal justice System
214
Religion
219
Introduction
222
Democratic AntiRacist Multiculturalism
223
Multicultural Competence
226
AntiRacism
230
Integration and Tokenism
234
Home and Family
237
For the Long Haul
243
Conclusion
246
Notes
248
Bibliography
253
Index
264
About the Author
273
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Paul Kivelhas been a social justice activist, a nationally and internationally recognized anti-racism educator and an innovative leader in violence prevention for over 40 years. He is an award-winning author and an accomplished trainer and speaker, and has conducted thousands of talks, trainings, and workshops on diversity, men's issues, the challenges of youth, and the impact of class and power on daily life.

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