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Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity



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Wise's best book yet  August 11, 2011

Tim Wise's books are eye openers for us in this "post-racial" world. He clearly explains why it is the responsibility of white people must oppose the racism still existing in the country. A great overview of the state of contemporary white dominance in the age of Obama. I wish his books were required reading in all high schools and colleges.

Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Legal gains were interpreted by some as ensuring equal treatment for all and that "Colorblind" policies and programs would be the best way forward. Since then, many voices have called for an end to affirmative action and other color-conscious policies and programs, and even for a retreat from public discussion of racism itself.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 11
The Rise and Triumph of Post-Racial Liberalismp. 27
Colorblind Universalism and Public Policyp. 30
Barack Obama and the Rhetoric of Racial Transcendencep. 36
The Trouble With Post-Racial Liberalismp. 63
The Reality of Racial Disparitiesp. 64
Race-Based Injury, Inherited Disadvantage and Ongoing Discriminationp. 70
Dispensing With Victim-Blaming: The Inadequacy of Culture-of-Poverty Thinkingp. 126
How Colorblindness Can Make Racism Worsep. 132
Talking Class, Hearing Race: Why Post-Racial Liberalism Fails on Its Own Termsp. 140
Illuminated Individualism: A Paradigm for Progressive Color-Consciousnessp. 153
Illuminated Individualism as a Key to Fairness and Equityp. 157
Illuminated Individualism in Practicep. 169
Notesp. 195
About the Authorp. 214
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