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Backlash : what happens when we talk honestly about racism in America

Yancy, George (author.). West, Cornel, (writer of foreword.).

Summary: "When George Yancy penned a New York Times op-ed entitled 'Dear White America' asking white Americans to confront the ways that they benefit from racism, he knew his article would be controversial. But he was unprepared for the flood of vitriol in response. The resulting blowback played out in the national media, with critics attacking Yancy in every form possible--including death threats--and supporters rallying to his side. Despite the rhetoric of a 'post-race' America, Yancy quickly discovered that racism is still alive, crude, and vicious in its expression. In Backlash, Yancy expands upon the original article and chronicles the ensuing controversy as he seeks to understand what it was about the op-ed that created so much rage among so many white readers. He challenges white Americans to rise above the vitriol and to develop a new empathy for the African American experience."--Jacket

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  • ISBN: 1538104059
  • ISBN: 9781538104057
  • ISBN: 9781538104064
  • Physical Description: print
    xiv, 147 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-138) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword: The end of white innocence / Cornel West -- Introduction: Talking about racism: when honesty feels like too much to bear -- The letter: Dear white America -- Dear nigger professor -- Risking the white self -- Accepting the gift.
Subject: Racism United States
Race awareness United States
White people Race identity United States
African Americans Race identity United States
Anti-racism United States
African Americans Attitudes
White people United States Attitudes
United States Race relations
African Americans

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