Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
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.
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 JusticeUser 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 JusticeUser Review - ReGina - Goodreads
The concepts in this book are good, and I think the overall message is effective. However, it seriously annoyed me that the book takes the position that the reader is a clueless, white male (at least ... Read full review
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The Economic Pyramid
People of Mixed Heritage
The Costs of Racism to People of Color
The Culture of Power
The Costs of Racism to White People
Retaining Benefits Avoiding Responsibility
Thank You for Being Angry
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The Enemy Within
Fear and Danger
The Geography of Fear
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The Myth of the Happy Family
Beyond Block and White
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Allies Collaborators and Agents
Critical Analysis of Immigration Policy
Angry White Guys for Affirmative Action
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Integration and Tokenism
Home and Family
For the Long Haul
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