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Uprooting racism : how white people can work for racial justice /
Paul Kivel.
edition
Rev. ed.
imprint
Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, 2002.
description
xvi, 271 p.
ISBN
0865714592 :
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author
imprint
Gabriola, B.C. : New Society Publishers, 2002.
isbn
0865714592 :
catalogue key
4698222
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
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
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Presents an exploration of what white people - individually and as part of a group - can do to challenge the structure of racism.
Description for Reader
Revised and updated second edition Continuously at the top of New Society Publishers' best-seller list for five years, Uprooting Racism has sold over 25,000 copies since its first printing. Substantially revised and expanded, the new edition has more tools to help white people understand and stand-up to racism. Uprooting Racism explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life. It moves beyond the definition and unlearning of racism to address the many areas of privilege for white people and suggests ways for individuals and groups to challenge the structures of racism. Uprooting Racism's welcoming style helps readers look at how we learn racism, what effects it has on our lives, its costs and benefits to white people, and what we can do about it.In addition to updating existing chapters, the new edition of Uprooting Racism explores how entrenched racism has been revealed in the new economy, the 2000 electoral debacle, rising anti-Arab prejudice, and health care policy. Special features include exercises, questions, and suggestions to engage, challenge assumptions, and motivate the reader towards social action. The new edition includes an index and an updated bibliography.
Main Description
A uniquely sensitive, wise, practical guide for white people struggling with their feelings about race.--Howard Zinn
Main Description
Continuously at the top of New Society Publishers' best-seller list for five years, Uprooting Racism has sold over 25,000 copies since its first printing. Substantially revised and expanded, the new edition has more tools to help white people understand and stand-up to racism. Uprooting Racism explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life. It moves beyond the definition and unlearning of racism to address the many areas of privilege for white people and suggests ways for individuals and groups to challenge the structures of racism. Uprooting Racism 's welcoming style helps readers look at how we learn racism, what effects it has on our lives, its costs and benefits to white people, and what we can do about it. In addition to updating existing chapters, the new edition of Uprooting Racism explores how entrenched racism has been revealed in the new economy, the 2000 electoral debacle, rising anti-Arab prejudice, and health care policy. Special features include exercises, questions, and suggestions to engage, challenge assumptions, and motivate the reader towards social action. The new edition includes an index and an updated bibliography. Marketing Plans: Print review campaign to progressive and social action magazines Web publicity campaign to progressive and activist sites Course adoption campaign Advertising in Education magazines Promotional mailing to libraries Paul Kivel is the author of Boys Will Be Men (ISBN: 0-86571-395-2, New Society Publishers, 1999) and Men's Work (ISBN: 0-34537-939-X, Ballantine, 1998). He is the founder of the nationally recognized Oakland's Men's Project and has conducted hundreds of workshops on racism and anti-violence for teens and men all over the country. He lives in Oakland, California. Also Available by Paul Kivel Boys Will Be Men: Raising Our Sons for Courage, Caring, and Community TP $16.95, 0-86571-395-2 USA
Main Description
Continuously at the top of New Society Publishers’ best-seller list for five years, Uprooting Racism has sold over 25,000 copies since its first printing. Substantially revised and expanded, the new edition has more tools to help white people understand and stand-up to racism. Uprooting Racism explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life. It moves beyond the definition and unlearning of racism to address the many areas of privilege for white people and suggests ways for individuals and groups to challenge the structures of racism. Uprooting Racism ’s welcoming style helps readers look at how we learn racism, what effects it has on our lives, its costs and benefits to white people, and what we can do about it. In addition to updating existing chapters, the new edition of Uprooting Racism explores how entrenched racism has been revealed in the new economy, the 2000 electoral debacle, rising anti-Arab prejudice, and health care policy. Special features include exercises, questions, and suggestions to engage, challenge assumptions, and motivate the reader towards social action. The new edition includes an index and an updated bibliography. Marketing Plans: " Print review campaign to progressive and social action magazines " Web publicity campaign to progressive and activist sites " Course adoption campaign " Advertising in Education magazines " Promotional mailing to libraries Paul Kivel is the author of Boys Will Be Men (ISBN: 0-86571-395-2, New Society Publishers, 1999) and Men's Work (ISBN: 0-34537-939-X, Ballantine, 1998). He is the founder of the nationally recognized Oakland's Men's Project and has conducted hundreds of workshops on racism and anti-violence for teens and men all over the country. He lives in Oakland, California. Also Available by Paul Kivel Boys Will Be Men: Raising Our Sons for Courage, Caring, and Community TP $16.95, 0-86571-395-2 " USA
Main Description
'Uprooting Racism' has sold over 25,000 copies since its first printing. Substantially revised and expanded, this new edition has more tools to help white people understand and stand-up to racism. The book explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life. It moves beyond the definition and unlearning of racism to address the many areas of privilege for white people and suggests ways for individuals and groups to challenge the structures of racism. The book's welcoming style helps readers to look at how we learn racism, what effects it has on our lives, its costs and benefits to white people, and what we can do about it. In addition to updating existing chapters, the new edition explores how entrenched racism has been revealed in the new economy, the 2000 electoral debacle, rising anti-Arab prejudice, and health care policy. Special features include exercises, questions, and suggestions to engage, challenge assumptions, and motivate the reader towards social action. Includes an index and an updated bibliography.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Dynamics of Racism
Assessment: Where Does Economic Power Lie?p. 65
Being Allies
What People of Color Want from White Alliesp. 96
Questions and Actions: Working with White Peoplep. 114
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
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
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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