Race Traitor

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Noel Ignatiev, John Garvey
Psychology Press, 1996 - History - 294 pages
Race Traitor brings together voices ranging from tenured university professors to skinheads and prison inmates to discuss the "white question" in America.

Working from the premise that the white race has been socially constructed, Race Traitor is a call for the disruption of white conformity and the formation of a New Abolitionism to dissolve it.

In a time when white supremicist thinking seems to be gaining momentum, Race Traitor brings together voices ranging from tenured university professors to skinheads and prison inmates to discuss the "white question" in America. Through popular culture, current events, history and personal life stories, the essays analyze the forces that hold the white race together--and those that promise to tear it apart. When a critical mass of people come together who, though they look white, have ceased to act white, the white race will undergo fission and former whites will be able to take part in building a new human community.
 

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"I think this book is hateful. If it was ...
... about the abolition of the Black race it wouldn't even be in print. The White is the only race that you are supposed to be ashamed
of or your a racist. Isn't it possible to be proud of your heritage and not be a racist? I think I've proven in my own life it is."
I understand your frustration, however you have to understand that it is not trying to abolish the 'white race' it is trying to show how the white, black and all races are constructed. By 'abolishing' the 'white race', you are, in fact, abolishing the 'black race' too. You do not have to be ashamed of your 'race', because it does not exist in any biological sense. You do however need to be aware of the historical actions of Europeans and Euro-Americans in the construction of other 'races'. You say that 'White is the only race that you are supposed to be ashamed of or your a racist' but you must understand the historic significance of the 'white race', and the privilege it awards you.
 

Contents

tNTRODUCTION a beginning
1
ABOLISH THE WHITE RACE
9
IMMIGRANTS AND WHITES
15
MY PROBLEM WITH MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
25
UNREASONABLE ACTS
35
WHO LOST AN AMERICAN?
43
BEHIND THE WALLS OF PRISON
59
RICHMOND JOURNAL
67
MANIFESTO OF A DEAD DAUGHTER
85
AUX ARMES
93
THREE DAYS THAT SHOOK THE NEW WORLD ORDER
102
PANIC RAGE AND REASON ON THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD
123
POLICEASSISTED HOMICIDE
135
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About the author (1996)

Noel Ignatiev is the author of How the Irish Became White (Routledge, 1995). John Garvey works in the Office of Academic Affairs at City University of New York. Together they are the founders and editors of Race Traitor: A Journal of the New Abolitionism.

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