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Title:
Uprooting racism : how white people can work for racial justice
Author:
Kivel, Paul.
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Publication Information:
Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
xii, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781550922776

9780865713383
Format :
Book

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Summary

A uniquely sensitive, wise, practical guide for white people struggling with their feelings about race.--Howard Zinn


Summary

A uniquely sensitive, wise, practical guide for white people struggling with their feelings about race.--Howard Zinn


Author Notes

Paul Kivel is an internationally recognized violence prevention educator and author who has conducted workshops on racism, violence prevention, and social justice for teens and adults for over 23 years


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introduction to the Revised Editionp. xiii
A note to readers outside the United Statesp. xvi
Introduction: Only Justice Can Put Out the Firep. 1
Part I What Color is White?
Let's Talkp. 6
"I'm Not White"p. 8
"I'm Not Racist"p. 13
What is Whiteness?p. 15
Words and Picturesp. 24
White Benefits, Middle-Class Privilegep. 26
White Benefits? A Personal Assessmentp. 28
The Economic Pyramidp. 35
The Costs of Racism to People of Colorp. 36
The Culture of Powerp. 38
Entitlemenp. 42
The Costs of Racism to White Peoplep. 46
Retaining Benefits, Avoiding Responsibilityp. 50
"Thank You for Being Angry"p. 56
It's Good to Talk about Racismp. 58
Who is a Victim?p. 61
Part II The Dynamics of Racism
The Enemy Withinp. 64
Fear and Dangerp. 66
The Geography of Fearp. 72
Exotic and Eroticp. 73
The Myth of the Happy Familyp. 78
Beyond Black and Whitep. 81
What's in a Name?p. 84
Separatismp. 90
Part III Being Allies
What Does an Ally Do?p. 94
Being a Strong White Allyp. 96
Basic Tacticsp. 97
Getting Involvedp. 99
An Ally Makes a Commitmentp. 103
I Would be a Perfect Ally If ...p. 105
It's Not Just a Jokep. 107
Talking and Working with White Peoplep. 110
What About Friends and Family Members?p. 113
Allies, Collaborators, and Agentsp. 115
Part IV The Effects of History
Introductionp. 120
People of Mixed Heritagep. 122
Native Americansp. 124
African Americansp. 130
Asian Americansp. 140
Latino/asp. 147
Arab Americansp. 154
Jewish Peoplep. 158
Recent Immigrantsp. 166
Conclusionp. 170
Part V Fighting Institutional Racism
Institutional Racismp. 172
Public Policyp. 174
Critical Analysis of Immigration Policyp. 179
Votingp. 182
Affirmative Actionp. 187
Angry White Guys for Affirmative Actionp. 194
At Workp. 196
Education and Schoolsp. 203
Health Carep. 207
The Policep. 210
The Criminal Justice Systemp. 214
Religionp. 219
Part VI Democratic, Anti-Racist Multiculturalism
Introductionp. 222
Democratic, Anti-Racist Multiculturalismp. 223
Multicultural Competencep. 226
Anti-Racismp. 230
Integration and Tokenismp. 234
Home and Familyp. 237
For the Long Haulp. 243
Conclusion
Conclusionp. 246
Notesp. 248
Bibliographyp. 253
Indexp. 264
About the Authorp. 271
Lists, Diagrams, and Exercises
Part I What Color is White?
List of "Dark" and "White" Qualitiesp. 18
List of Racially Charged Wordsp. 24
White Benefits Checklistp. 32
The Economic Pyramidp. 35
Assessment: The Culture of Powerp. 40
Assessment: Entitlementp. 44
Costs of Racism to White People Checklistp. 47
List of Tactics to Avoid Responsibilityp. 50
Part II The Dynamics of Racism
Assessment: Where Does Economic Power Lie?p. 65
Part III Being Allies
What People of Color Want from White Alliesp. 96
Questions and Actions: Working with White Peoplep. 114
Part IV The Effects of History
Questions and Actions: Native Americansp. 128
Questions and Actions: African Americansp. 138
Questions and Actions: Asian Americansp. 146
Questions and Actions: Latino/asp. 152
Questions and Actions: Arab Americansp. 157
Questions and Actions: Jewish Peoplep. 164
Part V Fighting Institutional Racism
Questions to Assess Public Policy Issuesp. 178
Questions and Actions: Affirmative Actionp. 192
Assessment: At Workp. 199
Assessment: The Policep. 212
Assessment: Religionp. 219
Part VI Democratic, Anti-Racist Multiculturalism
Questions and Actions: Anti-Racismp. 233
Questions and Actions: Home and Familyp. 241
Assessment: For the Long Haulp. 244

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