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What's the Matter with White People?

By Joan Walsh
  • ISBN Code: : 1476733139
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Political Science
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A CLEAR-EYED, COGENT CLARION CALL FOR ENDING THE DIVISIVE CLASS WARS THAT THREATEN THE AMERICAN MIDDLE-CLASS DREAM In What’s the Matter with White People? Walsh argues that the biggest divide in America today is based not on party or ideology but on two competing explanations for why middle-class stability has been shaken since the 1970s. One side sees an America that has spent the last forty years bankrupting the country by providing benefits for the underachieving, the immoral, and the undeserving—no matter the cost to the majority of Americans. The other side sees an America that has spent the last forty years catering to the wealthy while allowing only a nominal measure of progress for the downtrodden. Using her extended Irish-Catholic working-class family as a case in point and explaining her own political coming-of-age, Walsh shows how liberals unwittingly collaborated in the “us versus them” narrative and how the GOP’s renewed culture war now scapegoats segments of its own white demographic. Part memoir, part political history, What’s the Matter with White People? is essential reading to combat political and cultural polarization and to build a more just and prosperous multiracial America in the years to come. WITH A NEW AFTERWORD

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W. E. B. Du Bois’s seminal treatise on the African American experience The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line. W. E. B. Du Bois was arguably the most progressive African American leader of the early twentieth century, and this collection of essays is his masterpiece. An examination of the black experience in America following emancipation, and an introduction to the historic concept of “double-consciousness” as it pertains to that experience, The Souls of Black Folk is an extraordinary literary achievement—a provocative, profound, and courageous clarion call. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

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The middle class is often viewed as the heart of American society, the key to the country’s democracy and prosperity. Most Americans believe they belong to this group, and few politicians can hope to be elected without promising to serve the middle class. Yet today the American middle class is increasingly seen as under threat. In The American Middle Class: A Cultural History, Lawrence R. Samuel charts the rise and fall of this most definitive American population, from its triumphant emergence in the post-World War II years to the struggles of the present day. Between the 1920s and the 1950s, powerful economic, social, and political factors worked together in the U.S. to forge what many historians consider to be the first genuine mass middle class in history. But from the cultural convulsions of the 1960s, to the 'stagflation' of the 1970s, to Reaganomics in the 1980s, this segment of the population has been under severe stress. Drawing on a rich array of voices from the past half-century, The American Middle Class explores how the middle class, and ideas about it, have changed over time, including the distinct story of the black middle class. Placing the current crisis of the middle class in historical perspective, Samuel shows how the roots of middle-class troubles reach back to the cultural upheaval of the 1960s. The American Middle Class takes a long look at how the middle class has been winnowed away and reveals how, even in the face of this erosion, the image of the enduring middle class remains the heart and soul of the United States.

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White privilege damages and distorts societies around the world, not just in the United States. This book exposes its pervasive global reach and creates a new space for discourse on worldwide racial equality. As Chandran Nair shows in this uncompromising new book, a belief in the innate superiority of White people and Western culture, once the driving force behind imperialism, is now woven into the very fabric of globalization. It is so insidious that, as Nair points out, even many non-White people have internalized it, judging themselves by an alien standard. It has no rival in terms of longevity, global reach, harm done, and continuing subversion of other cultures and societies. Nair takes a comprehensive look at the destructive influence of global White privilege. He examines its impact on geopolitics, the reframing of world history, and international business practices. In the soft-power spheres of White privilege—entertainment, the news media, sports, and fashion—he offers example after example of how White cultural products remain the aspirational standard. Even environmentalism has been corrupted, dominated by a White savior mentality whereby technologies and practices built in the West will save the supposedly underdeveloped, poorly governed, and polluted non-Western world. For all these areas, Nair gives specific suggestions for breaking the power of White privilege. It must be dismantled—not just because it is an injustice but also because we will be creating a post-Western world that has less conflict, is more united, and is better able to respond to the existential challenges facing all of us.

Living with Class

By R. Scapp,B. Seitz
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137326794
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 440
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A philosophical-cultural exploration, this book expands the discussion of "class" from a novel perspective. Following the current debates about wealth and class, the contributors address the social and cultural phenomena of class from a uniquely innovative philosophical approach and reconsider philosophical "givens" within the context of culture.

Dog Whistle Politics

By Ian Haney López
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199964289
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 535
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Campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan told stories of Cadillac-driving "welfare queens" and "strapping young bucks" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. In trumpeting these tales of welfare run amok, Reagan never needed to mention race, because he was blowing a dog whistle: sending a message about racial minorities inaudible on one level, but clearly heard on another. In doing so, he tapped into a long political tradition that started with George Wallace and Richard Nixon, and is more relevant than ever in the age of the Tea Party and the first black president. In Dog Whistle Politics, Ian Haney López offers a sweeping account of how politicians and plutocrats deploy veiled racial appeals to persuade white voters to support policies that favor the extremely rich yet threaten their own interests. Dog whistle appeals generate middle-class enthusiasm for political candidates who promise to crack down on crime, curb undocumented immigration, and protect the heartland against Islamic infiltration, but ultimately vote to slash taxes for the rich, give corporations regulatory control over industry and financial markets, and aggressively curtail social services. White voters, convinced by powerful interests that minorities are their true enemies, fail to see the connection between the political agendas they support and the surging wealth inequality that takes an increasing toll on their lives. The tactic continues at full force, with the Republican Party using racial provocations to drum up enthusiasm for weakening unions and public pensions, defunding public schools, and opposing health care reform. Rejecting any simple story of malevolent and obvious racism, Haney López links as never before the two central themes that dominate American politics today: the decline of the middle class and the Republican Party's increasing reliance on white voters. Dog Whistle Politics will generate a lively and much-needed debate about how racial politics has destabilized the American middle class-white and nonwhite members alike.

Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology

By Rahman, Hakikur
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1522505571
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 590
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Book Short Summary:

The human condition is affected by numerous factors in modern society. In modern times, technology is so integrated into culture that it has become necessary to perform even daily functions. Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the widespread integration of technological innovations around the globe and examines how human-computer interaction affects various aspects of people’s lives. Featuring emergent research from theoretical perspectives and case studies, this book is ideally designed for professionals, students, practitioners, and academicians.

It's Never Our Fault and Other Shameless Excuses

By Nick Hanauer,Joan Walsh,Donald Cohen,Zachary Roth
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  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Book Code : 1620977729
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 512
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A century-plus of corrosive corporate lies exposed so ordinary Americans can see the dishonesty for what it is and be able to name, blame, and shame the guilty Since the invention of capitalism, people have gone to astonishing, often morally indefensible lengths to defend their profits, and they always use the same rhetoric: pro-social arguments to defend anti-social outcomes. The same lies again and again, over decades, keep wealth and power in the hands of the wealthy and powerful. A threadbare social safety net exposed by the pandemic? Not a problem. Dramatic healthcare inequities? The free market can fix it. The widespread availability of guns leading to tens of thousands of avoidable deaths per year? It’s not our fault—it’s your fault. Increasing taxes on the uber-wealthy? It’ll kill jobs. Raise the federal minimum wage? You’ll only make things worse. Universal pre-kindergarten? Socialism! Recognize the pattern? Nick Hanauer, Donald Cohen, and Joan Walsh explain it in It's Never Our Fault and Other Shameless Excuses so that ordinary Americans can identify this wrong-headed thinking and push back. The book identifies six bundles of lies that repeatedly thwart change on issues that ordinary people care about including climate change, social inequality, voting rights, civil rights, and more. With amazing illustrations and stylish interior design, It's Never Our Fault and Other Shameless Excuses gives readers the knowledge to never get conned, bamboozled, or harmed again.

Absent. The English Teacher

By John Eppel
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  • Publisher : Weaver Press
  • Book Code : 1779221851
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 820
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When Mr George loses his job teaching English at a private secondary school in Bulawayo, his pension payout, after forty years of full-time service, bought him two jam doughnuts and a soft tomato. When he backs his uninsured white Ford Escort into a brand new Mercedes Benz, the out-of-court settlement sees him giving up his house to the complainant, Beauticious Nyamayakanuna, and becoming her domestic servant. Through the prism of this engaging post-colonial role reversal, and spiced with Georges lessons on Shakespeare, John Eppel draws down the curtain on one particular white man in Africa. But before its time to go, George will delight us with the antics of his literature classes; his various arrests all timed to coincide with the police chiefs need for help with essays on Hamlet and A Grain of Wheat; his keen eye for flora and fauna; and the long trek back through the hundred years of his familys Zimbabwean past, as he returns an abandoned child to her home. Eppel has satirized the racial politics of southern Africa in many of his previous novels. In Absent: The English Teacher he turns his gaze inwards for a generous and richly rewarding parody of the land of his birth.

WHITE FRAGILITY - Summarized for Busy People

By Goldmine Reads
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  • Publisher : Goldmine Reads
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 58
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 456
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Book Short Summary:

This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. What makes it difficult to discuss racism with white people? The book’s title bears the answer to that question: White Fragility. White Fragility is a term coined by the author. It describes the defensive responses that white individuals often exhibit whenever they are confronted about their racial acts and statements. Most people might not even realize it, but one of the pressing factors why racism continues to prevail at this day and age is the refusal of whites to come to terms with their racially biased perspectives and voluntarily work towards reshaping their unbecoming viewpoints. DiAngelo provides a simplified yet in-depth explanation of how white fragility acts as an instigator in racial stereotypes, particularly in the present-day American society. She likewise includes viable suggestions on how white people can work on their own racial prejudices, despite the hard challenges coupled with it. The book’s objective is to show readers how a seemingly embedded system of racism can still be deconstructed and reformatted in order to embrace a more open-minded perspective and acceptance of the diversity that surrounds us. Pick up a copy of White Fragility now and feed your mind with hard-hitting truths of the racial structures that continue to divide us. Another New York Times Best-Seller from Robin DiAngelo!

Colored White

By David R. Roediger
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520930803
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : History
  • Members : 447
  • Pdf File: colored-white.pdf

Book Short Summary:

David R. Roediger's powerful book argues that in its political workings, its distribution of advantages, and its unspoken assumptions, the United States is a "still white" nation. Race is decidedly not over. The critical portraits of contemporary icons that lead off the book--Rush Limbaugh, Bill Clinton, O.J. Simpson, and Rudolph Giuliani--insist that continuities in white power and white identity are best understood by placing the recent past in historical context. Roediger illuminates that history in an incisive critique of the current scholarship on whiteness and an account of race-transcending radicalism exemplified by vanguards such as W.E.B. Du Bois and John Brown. He shows that, for all of its staying power, white supremacy in the United States has always been a pursuit rather than a completed project, that divisions among whites have mattered greatly, and that "nonwhite" alternatives have profoundly challenged the status quo. Colored White reasons that, because race is a matter of culture and politics, racial oppression will not be solved by intermarriage or demographic shifts, but rather by political struggles that transform the meaning of race--especially its links to social and economic inequality. This landmark work considers the ways that changes in immigration patterns, the labor force, popular culture, and social movements make it possible--though far from inevitable--that the United States might overcome white supremacy in the twenty-first century. Roediger's clear, lively prose and his extraordinary command of the literature make this one of the most original and generative contributions to the study of race and ethnicity in the United States in many decades.

Healing Our Racism

By Chaun Conscious
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3743868938
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 205
  • Pdf File: healing-our-racism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

About The Author Before we get into it let's talk about what qualifies me to speak on the matter of healing racism. I grew up unknowingly racist. I did not like 'white people'. In fact, I hated 'white people'. I saw 'the white man as the devil' and in my early teens I described myself as a 'black panther'. I also had an issue with 'half cast mixed race people' and did not agree to the sexual mixing of races. As a person with brown skin and Jamaican heritage born and raised in England I also experienced several forms of racism whilst growing up and well into adulthood - from job refusals to being called 'nigger', 'black cunt', 'black bastard', you name it. I also grew up hearing stories of racist attacks endured by my parents and grandparents. I studied Sociology at the London School of Economics of which I took several modules in racie elations from a sociooogical context. I studied Sociology at the London School of Economics and I studied several modules in race relations from a sociological and political standpoint. Put short - I know a thing or two about race and racism. The purpose of this Guide is to give the reader the power and authority to heal his or her racism. It is only when racism is healed within the individual will it be healed as a global and systemic phenomenon. What Is Race? We might decide to begin this Guide with explaining rather fancifully and sociologically the etymological definition of race. We could start by making the very broad and widely understood sociological insinuation that 'there is no such this such thing race', and that 'race is a social construct'. Our previous Guides have made it very clear that this Message, which we hereby call the Nu Vibe, is not about convincing, persuading, fact-finding, knowledge-bashing, logical-reasoning or righteousness. Demonstrating through intellectual prowess that race is a made up construct with no significant value other than its contextual power play in human discourse, will not do anything to shift your, your friend's or the planet's racism. This Message, this Nu Vibe, is unapologetically and unashamedly about love. The access to this Message does not require sophisticated or fanciful arguments or points of view.

Who Are We -- And Should It Matter in the 21st Century?

By Gary Younge
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  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Book Code : 1568586639
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 204
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From those who insist that Barack Obama is Muslim to the European legislators who go to extraordinary lengths to ban items of clothing worn by a tiny percentage of their populations, Gary Younge shows, in this fascinating, witty, and provocative examination of the enduring legacy and obsession with identity in politics and everyday life, that how we define ourselves informs every aspect of our social, political, and personal lives. Younge -- a black British male of Caribbean descent living in Brooklyn, New York, who speaks fluent Russian and French -- travels the planet in search of answers to why identity is so combustible. From Tiger Woods's legacy to the scandal over Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, he finds that identity is inescapable, but solidarity may not be as elusive as we fear. We are more alike than we are unalike. But the way we are unalike matters. To be male in Saudi Arabia, Jewish in Israel or white in Europe confers certain powers and privileges that those with other identities do not have. In other words, identity can represent a material fact in itself. As Gary Younge demonstrates in this classic book, now featuring a new introduction,, how we define ourselves affects every part of our lives: from violence on the streets to international terrorism; from changes in our laws to whom we elect; from our personal safety to military occupations. Moving between fascinating memoir and searing analysis, from beauty contests in Ireland to the personal views of Tiger Woods, from the author's own terrifying student days in Paris to how race and gender affect one's voting choices, Gary Younge makes surprising and enlightening connections and a devastating critique of the way our society really works.

The Beginning of the End of Racism in America

By Elaine Sharp
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1641382198
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 367
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Book Short Summary:

The Beginning of the End of Racism in America: Black and White is a progressive and pragmatic book that is the antidote to the disease of ignorance and poison of racism. It reflects intimately the causes of these maladies, the results of these maladies, and what must be done in order to completely do away with these maladies. There is no doubt in our mind that, if applied appropriately, the knowledge coupled with the principles of The Beginning of the End of Racism in America will have the changing power to influence, impact, and change anyone with the slightest willingness to want to change, especially inner cities youth to stop the violence with a mind-set for change of its effect on all of us. The Beginning of the End of Racism in America: Black and White can be used as a learning/teaching instrument toward redirecting the behavior of our youth to understanding the complicated design of racism and its effects on their attitudes toward all members of our society, most importantly, African-Americans. Hopefully, this book will become an eye-opener for many and an enlightenment for race relations to build upon in our nation by facing and accepting the truth of the matter. It is truly time to live up to our name the United States of America to manifest into the United People of America. Finally, we believe that the truth will make you free. Therefore, if everything remains the same and nothing changes, this book will truly allow everyone who reads it the opportunity to imagine and feel what our nation would look like without racism, black, and white. Certainly, this will make us all free in our mind and spirit, and perhaps begin to connect us in a new way.

Negative Images: A Simple Matter of Black and White?

By Bruce M. Kirk
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351915525
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 755
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Book Short Summary:

That black young people have been subject to unequal treatment in the youth justice system has been the belief of some individuals and groups, reinforced, at best, by anecdotal evidence. Negative Images: A Simple Matter of Black and White? provides not only evidential weight to uphold this view but also provides some insights into the processes by which it comes about. Findings of a case study detailed in the book demonstrate how in one youth court black youths were over-represented amongst those receiving high-tariff sentencing and that this over-representation could not be explained by seriousness or persistence of offending. Whilst responsibility for differential sentencing has often been laid at the door of Magistrates, this study reveals how social work court report practice may be contributing to the situation.

White People and Black Lives Matter

By Johanna C. Luttrell
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3030224899
  • Total of Pages : 141
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 356
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Book Short Summary:

This book interrogates white responses to black-led movements for racial justice. It is a philosophical self-reflection on the ways in which ‘white’ reactions to Black Lives Matter stand in the way of the movement’s important work. It probes reactions which often prevent white people from according to black activists the full range of human emotion and expression, including joy, anger, mourning, and political action. Johanna C. Luttrell encourages different conceptions of empathy and impartiality specific to social movements for racial justice, and addresses objections to identity politics.