White Men on Race: Power, Privilege, and the Shaping of Cultural Consciousness

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Beacon Press, Jul 15, 2004 - Social Science - 288 pages
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Based on the revealing and provocative testimony of approximately one hundred powerful, upper-income white men, White Men on Race shows how white men see racial "others," how they see white America, how they view racial conflicts, and what they expect for the future of the country.
 

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The new field of"whiteness studies"--the exploration of how whites construct their racial identities and their relations with minorities--gets an eye-opening addition with this survey of upper-class ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Learning about Whiteness
30
Perspectives on Whiteness
66
Perspectives on African Americans and Other Americans of Color
96
Issues of Interracial Dating and Marriage
131
Action and Inaction
155
Affirmative Action
189
The Multiracial Future
226
Notes
263
Acknowledgments 277
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Joe Feagin is professor of sociology at Texas A&M University. Eileen O'Brien is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

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