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Uprooting racism : how white people can work for racial justice

Paul Kivel (Author)
"There's a long tradition of white people opposing racism--but there are also many excuses we give for not getting involved. Now in a fully updated 4th edition, Uprooting Racism is the supportive, practical go-to guide for helping white people work with others for equal opportunity, democracy, and justice in these divisive and angry times."
Print Book, English, 2017
4th revised & updated edition View all formats and editions
New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC, 2017
1 v. (xxx-417 p.) : illustrations, couv. illustrations ; 23 cm
9780865718654, 0865718652
What color is white? Let's talk
"I'm not white"
"I'm not racist?"
What is racism?
What is whiteness?
Words and pictures
White benefits, middle-class privilege
White benefits? a personal assessment
The economic pyramid
The costs of racism to people of color
The culture of power
Cultural appropriation
The costs of racism to white people
Retaining benefits, avoiding responsibility
White fragility and white power
"Thank you for being angry"
It's good to talk about racism
Who is a victim?
The dynamics of racism. The enemy within
Fear and danger
The geography of fear
Exotic and erotic
The myth of the happy family
Beyond black and white
What's in a name?
Being allies. Mutual interest
What does an ally do?
Showing up as a strong white ally
An ally is not a hero or savior
Basic tactics
Getting involved
Allies leverage their resources
An ally educates, mobilizes, and organizes other white people
An ally makes a commitment
I would be a perfect ally if ..
It's not just a joke
Talking and working with white people
What about friends and family members?
Tips for talking with white people about racism
Allies, collaborators, and agents
A web of control
The effects of history. Histories of racism
People of mixed heritage
Native Americans
African Americans
Asian Americans
Arab Americans
Jewish people
Recent immigrants
We all stand to gain
Fighting institutional racism. Institutional racism
Land and housing
Public policy
Affirmative action
At work
At school
Health care
The police
The criminal/legal system
Foreign policy
Environmental justice
Democratic, Anti-racist multiculturalism. Multicultural competence
Integration and tokenism
Organizational change and accountability
Home and family
For the long haul