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It's not always racist ... but sometimes it is : reshaping how we think about racism
Poulton, Dionne Wright.
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Publication Information:
Bloomington, Ind. : Archway Publishing, 2014.
Physical Description:
xiii, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Not all incidents related to race should be considered instances of racism. And not all people who make comments about race are racists. In It's Not Always Racist . . . but Sometimes It Is, author Dionne Wright Poulton, PhD, argues that society misuses these terms-racism and racist-and that this misuse of language damages society. She advocates engaging in ongoing, open, and honest dialogue. Through this discussion, Dr. Poulton shows why the United States continues to have problems with race. She teaches specific tools and language to help you critically analyze situations that happen in your everyday life and in society, affording you the opportunity to insightfully break down each situation into its simplest form and to make sense of it. It's Not Always Racist . . . but Sometimes It Is offers solutions and practical advice on how to repair the damage done through racism and prevent further harm. It creates a space for genuine dialogue on race, racism, and racial bias.
Introduction: Racism versus racial bias -- 1. Race, racism, and racial bias: why should we talk about it? -- 2. Is it racism or racial bias? Untangling the confusion -- 3. How do adults learn? -- 4. The fine line between racism and racial bias -- 5. Why history matters -- 6. A hit parade of racial gaffes -- 7. Is it always about race? -- 8. CHECK yourself! -- 9. Teaching children about race -- 10. DIVERSITY requires effort and commitment -- Final thoughts.

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