Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society

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Indiana University Press, 2012 - Law - 301 pages
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Renowned social justice advocate john a. powell persuasively argues that we have not achieved a post-racial society and that there is much work to do to redeem the American promise of inclusive democracy. Culled from a decade of writing about social justice and spirituality, these meditations on race, identity, and social policy provide an outline for laying claim to our shared humanity and a way toward healing ourselves and securing our future. Racing to Justice challenges us to replace attitudes and institutions that promote and perpetuate social suffering with those that foster relationships and a way of being that transcends disconnection and separation.

 

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Insightful and challenging. A new way (to me) of understanding the confusing present and past of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Contents

PART TWO WHITE PRIVILEGE
73
PART THREE THE RACIALIZED SELF
133
PART FOUR ENGAGEMENT
195
Afterword
229
Notes
247
References
273
Index
291
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john a. powell is Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds the Robert D. Haas Chancellor's Chair in Equity and Inclusion. He is author (with Gavin Kearney and Vina Kay) of In Pursuit of a Dream Deferred, and (with Laughlin McDonald) of The Rights of Racial Minorities: The Basic ACLU Guide to Racial Minority Rights.

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