Uprooting racism: how white people can work for racial justice [Revised edition] 9781550924558, 9780865714595, 0865714592

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Uprooting racism: how white people can work for racial justice [Revised edition]
 9781550924558, 9780865714595, 0865714592

Table of contents :
Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Introduction to the revised edition --
A note to readers outside the United States --
Introduction : only justice can put out the fire --
pt. 1. What color is white? --
Let's talk --
"I'm not white" --
"I'm not racist" --
What is whiteness? --
Words and pictures --
White benefits, middle-class privilege --
White benefits? A personal assessment --
The economic pyramid --
The costs of racism to people of color --
The culture of power --
Entitlement --
The costs of racism to white people --
Retaining benefits, avoiding responsibility --
"Thank you for being angry" --
It's good to talk about racism --
Who is a victim? --
pt. 2. The dynamics of racism --
The enemy within --
Fear and danger --
The geography of fear --
Exotic and erotic --
The myth of the happy family --
Beyond black and white --
What's in a name? --
Separatism --
pt. 3. Being allies --
What does an ally do? --
Being a strong white ally --
Basic tactics --
Getting involved --
An ally makes a commitment --
I would be a perfect ally if ... --
It's not just a joke --
Talking and working with white people --
What about friends and family members? --
Allies, collaborators, and agents --
pt. 4. The effects of history --
Introduction --
People of mixed heritage --
Native Americans --
African Americans --
Asian Americans --
Latino/as --
Arab Americans --
Jewish people --
Recent immigrants --
Conclusion --
pt. 5. Fighting institutional racism --
Institutional racism --
Public policy --
Critical analysis of immigration policy --
Voting --
Affirmative Action --
Angry white guys for Affirmative Action --
At work --
Education and schools --
Health care --
The police --
The criminal justice system --
Religion --
pt. 6. Democratic, anti-racist multiculturalism --
Introduction --
Democratic, anti-racist multiculturalism --
Multicultural competence --
Anti-racism --
Integration and tokenism --
Home and family --
For the long haul --
Conclusion --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.

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