Speaking Treason Fluently : Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male

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  • Copyright: 2008-09-01
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press

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In this highly anticipated follow-up to White Like Me, activist and educator Tim Wise examines the ways in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States.

Author Biography

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the United States

Table of Contents

Introduction-Why Treason?p. 1
Challenging White Denial (in Four Parts)p. 9
Minimizationp. 15
Uh-Obama: Racism, White Voters, and the Myth of Color-Blindnessp. 15
What Kind of Card is Race? The Absurdity (and Consistency) of White Denialp. 24
(Proto)Typical White Denial: Reflections on Racism and Uncomfortable Realitiesp. 37
The Oprah Effect: Black Success, White Denial, and the Reality of Racismp. 45
Majoring in Minstrelsy: White Students, Blackface, and the Failure of Mainstream Multiculturalismp. 63
Racism, White Liberals, and the Limits of Tolerancep. 72
More of a Thud, Really: Racism, Crash, and the Perpetuation of White Denialp. 80
Rationalizationp. 93
Rationalizing the Irrational: Racism and the Fallacy of Personal Experiencep. 93
Working for the Man Every Night and Day: Black Conservatives and the Politics of Self-Abusep. 107
A God with Whom I Am Not Familiarp. 117
They Shoot Black Men, Don't They? Sean Bell and the Internal (and Eternal) "Logic" of Racismp. 122
The Tyranny of Common Sense: Examining the Faulty Logic of "Terrorist" Profilingp. 128
No, Not Everyone Felt That Way: Reflections on Racism and Historyp. 133
Deflectionp. 140
Passing the Buck and Missing the Point: Don Imus, White Denial, and Racism in Americap. 140
Situational Ethics, Conservative Stylep. 151
Personal Responsibility Is a Two-Way Street: Bill Cosby and the Pathology of Passing the Buckp. 155
Selling the Police: Reflections on Heroism and Hypep. 159
Racism, Free Speech, and the College Campusp. 165
Of Immigrants and "Real" Amurkans: Reflections on the Rage of the Ridiculousp. 175
Competing Victimizationp. 183
On White Pride and Other Delusionsp. 183
A Particularly Cheap White Whine: Racism, Scholarships, and the Manufacturing of White Victimhoodp. 195
Chocolate Cities and Vanilla Indignation: Reflections on the Manufacturing of "Reverse" Racismp. 203
When Blacks Attack! Reflections on White Victimology and the Ironies of Institutional Racismp. 209
On the Making of Undeserving Martyrs: Fact and Fiction in the Duke Lacrosse Casep. 216
Of Bigots and Broken Records: Reflections on the Psychopathology of Racist Thinkingp. 224
Confronting White Privilegep. 235
The Real Face of Racial Preferencep. 239
Whites Swim in Racial Preferencep. 239
Default Position: Reflections on the Brain-Rotting Properties of Privilegep. 244
The Power of Perspectivismp. 251
Of National Lies and Racial Amnesia: Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama, and the Audacity of Truthp. 251
Breaking the Cycle of White Dependence: A Modest Call for Majority Self-Helpp. 264
Anywhere but Here: Examining the Crimes of Thee, but Not of Mep. 269
Some Folks Never Felt Safe: The Truth about National Unityp. 273
Don't Know Much about (Black) History: School Curricula and the Myth of a Common Narrativep. 278
Reagan, Race, and Remembrance: Reflections on the American Dividep. 283
Rebels without a Clue: Racism, Neo-Confederacy, and the Raising of Historical Illiteratesp. 289
Bill of Whites: Historical Memory through the Racial Looking Glassp. 298
Preferring Our Violence Wholesale: Riots and Destruction in Black and Whitep. 302
Home Runs, Heroes, and Hypocrisy: Performance Enhancement in Black and Whitep. 307
Measuring the Costsp. 318
Overclass Blues: Class, Race, and the Ironies of Privilegep. 318
Collateral Damage: Poor Whites and the Unintended Consequences of Racial Privilegep. 325
School Shootings and White Denialp. 331
We Are All Collateral Damage Now: Reflections on War as Emotional Botoxp. 335
Rethinking Superiority: Reflections on Whiteness and the Cult of "Progress"p. 343
Conclusion-Being In (But Not Of) This Skinp. 353
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