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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: 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
|The Rise and Triumph of Post-Racial Liberalism||p. 27|
|Colorblind Universalism and Public Policy||p. 30|
|Barack Obama and the Rhetoric of Racial Transcendence||p. 36|
|The Trouble With Post-Racial Liberalism||p. 63|
|The Reality of Racial Disparities||p. 64|
|Race-Based Injury, Inherited Disadvantage and Ongoing Discrimination||p. 70|
|Dispensing With Victim-Blaming: The Inadequacy of Culture-of-Poverty Thinking||p. 126|
|How Colorblindness Can Make Racism Worse||p. 132|
|Talking Class, Hearing Race: Why Post-Racial Liberalism Fails on Its Own Terms||p. 140|
|Illuminated Individualism: A Paradigm for Progressive Color-Consciousness||p. 153|
|Illuminated Individualism as a Key to Fairness and Equity||p. 157|
|Illuminated Individualism in Practice||p. 169|
|About the Author||p. 214|
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