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Racing to justice : transforming our conceptions of self and other to build an inclusive society

Author: John A Powell
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012.
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Renownded social justice advocate John A. Powell persuasively argues that we have not achieved a post-racial society and there is much work to do to redeem the American promise of inclusive democracy. Culled from a decade of writing about social justice and spirituality, these meditations on race, identity, and social policy provide an outline for laying claim to our shared humanity and a way toward healing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Powell
ISBN: 9780253006295 0253006295 9780253007353 0253007356
OCLC Number: 768169528
Description: xxv, 301 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: moving beyond the isolated self --
I. Race and racialization. 1. Post-racialism or targeted universalism? ; 2. The colorblind multiracial dilemma: racial categories reconsidered ; 3. The racing of American society: race functioning as a verb before signifying as a noun --
II. White privilege. 4. Interrogating privilege, transforming whites ; 5. White innocence and the courts: jurisprudential devices that obscure privilege --
III. The racialized self. 6. Dreaming of a self beyond whiteness and isolation ; 7. The multiple self: implications for law and social justice --
IV. Engagement. 8. Lessons from suffering: how social justice informs spirituality.
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