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Overcoming Our Racism : The Journey to Liberation



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This extraordinary book by Derald Wing Sue, a highly-regarded academic and author, helps readers understand and combat racism in themselves. It defines racism not only as extreme acts of hatred, but as "any attitude, action or institutional structure or social policy that subordinates a person or group because of their color." This landmark work offers an antidote to this pervasive social problem. Shows how each of us has a role in the oppression of others, and what we can do about it Offers a way to overcome racism on a very intimate level Outlines specific guidelines and suggested activities

Author Biography

Derald Wing Sue is professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
The Problem
Are You a Racist?p. 3
What Is Racism?p. 23
Do You Oppress?p. 45
What Is Your Racial Reality and That of White America?p. 71
Isn't Racism a White Problem?p. 97
What Does It Mean to Be White?p. 115
What Is White Privilege?p. 137
Overcoming the Problem
How Do You Develop a Nonracist White Identity?p. 163
What Must You Do to Combat Racism?p. 191
What Must Society Do to Combat Racism?p. 231
What Must People of Color Do to Overcome Racism? A Personal Message to My Brothers and Sisters of Colorp. 255
Epiloguep. 277
Notesp. 281
About the Authorp. 287
Indexp. 289
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