White Privilege

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Macmillan, 2008 - Social Science - 182 pages
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Studies of racism often focus on its devastating effects on the victims of prejudice. But no discussion of race is complete without exploring the other side--the ways in which some people or groups actually benefit, deliberately or inadvertently, from racial bias. This is the subject of Paula Rothenberg's groundbreaking anthology, White Privilege.
The new edition of White Privilege once again challenges readers to explore ideas for using the power and the concept of white privilege to help combat racism in their own lives, and includes key essays and articles by Peggy McIntosh, Richard Dyer, bell hooks, Robert Jensen, Allan G. Johnson, and others.  Three additional essays add new levels of complexity to our understanding of the paradoxical nature of white privilege and the politics and economics that lie behind the social construction of whiteness, making this edition an even better choice for educators. Brief, inexpensive, and easily integrated with other texts, this interdisciplinary collection of commonsense, non-rhetorical readings lets educators incorporate discussions of whiteness and white privilege into a variety of disciplines, including sociology, English composition, psychology, social work, women's studies, political science, and American studies.

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This book wasn't bad to read, it just lacked any information that was useful. It was clearly bias and was just all around unacademic.

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This book has little to nothing to write about. It is clearly bias and the sources and citations provided were questionable at best.


the power of invisibility
The Matter of Whiteness Richard Dyer
Failing to SeeHarlon Dalton
Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion
How White People Became WhileJames E Barrett
How Jews Became White Folksarn Brodkin
Mexican Americans and Whiteness
The Possessive Investment in Whiteness
Privilege as ParadoxAfan G Johnson
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
White Privilege Shapes the U S Robert Jensen
Crazy SometimesLtfonard Pitts Jr
Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion
Confronting Ones Own Racismoe Feagin
How White People Can Serve as Allies to People of Color
Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion

The Constraint of RaceLinda Faye Williams
Global White SupremacyCzarfe W Mills
Questions for Thinking Writing and Discussion

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Paula Rothenberg is author of the classic textbook Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, now in its fourth edition. She is professor of philosophy and women's studies at The William Paterson University of New Jersey.

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