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Backlash : what happens when we talk honestly about racism in America

Author: George Yancy; Cornel West
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
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"When George Yancy penned a New York Times op-ed entitled 'Dear White America' asking white Americans to confront the ways that they benefit from racism, he knew his article would be controversial. But he was unprepared for the flood of vitriol in response. The resulting blowback played out in the national media, with critics attacking Yancy in every form possible--including death threats--and supporters rallying to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yancy, George.
Backlash.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
(DLC) 2018006145
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Yancy; Cornel West
ISBN: 9781538104057 1538104059
OCLC Number: 1022988891
Description: xiv, 147 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword: The end of white innocence / Cornel West --
Introduction: Talking about racism: when honesty feels like too much to bear --
The letter: Dear white America --
Dear nigger professor --
Risking the white self --
Accepting the gift.
Other Titles: What happens when we talk honestly about racism in America
Responsibility: George Yancy ; foreword by Cornel West.

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When George Yancy penned a New York Times article entitled "Dear White America," he knew that he was courting controversy. Here, Yancy chronicles the ensuing blowback as he seeks to understand what  Read more...
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"Direct and honest, Yancy's delineations of white violence, white indifference, and white naivete are both thoughtful and discomforting." * Publishers Weekly * For all readers with the courage and Read more...

 
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