Uprooting Racism

Uprooting Racism

How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

Paperback - 2011
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In 2008, the United States elected its first black president, and recent polls show that only 22 percent of white people in the US believe that racism is a major societal problem. On the surface, it may seem to be in decline. However the evidence of discrimination persists throughout our society. Segregation and inequalities in education, housing, health care and the job market continue to be the norm. Post 9/11, increased insecurity and fear have led to an epidemic of the scapegoating and harassment of people of color.

Uprooting Racism offers a framework for understanding institutional racism. It provides practical suggestions, tools, examples and advice on how white people can intervene in interpersonal and organizational situations to work as allies for racial justice. Completely revised and updated, this expanded third edition directly engages the reader through questions, exercises and suggestions for action, and takes a detailed look at current issues such as affirmative action, immigration and health care. It also includes a wealth of information about specific cultural groups such as Muslims, people with mixed-heritage, Native Americans, Jews, recent immigrants, Asian Americans, and Latino/as.

Previous editions of Uprooting Racism have sold more than 50,000 copies. Accessible, personal, supportive and practical, this book is ideal for students, community activists, teachers, youth workers and anyone interested in issues of diversity, multiculturalism and social justice.

Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, 2011
Edition: Rev. and expanded 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780865716889
0865716889
Branch Call Number: E184.A1 K58 2011x
Characteristics: xxiii, 327 pages : 1 illustration, portrait ; 23 cm

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LibrarianDjaz Jul 27, 2016

This book is a very accessible approach to understanding race, racism, white privilege, and other complex topics.


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LibrarianDjaz Jul 27, 2016

This book is a very accessible approach to understanding race, racism, white privilege, and other complex topics.

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