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Being white : stories of race and racism

Author: Karyn D McKinney
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A must-read for researchers striving to better understand the attitudes whites have about racial identity, and for all people with an interest in encouraging white students to recognize privilege and existent racism.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karyn D McKinney
ISBN: 0415935725 9780415935722 0415935733 9780415935739
OCLC Number: 55962474
Description: xxi, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "A white woman from the south" --
"I could tell my life story without mentioning my race": exploring everyday whiteness --
"I began to see how important race could be": turning points in whiteness --
"Being born in the U.S. to white parents is almost boring": whiteness as a meaningless identity --
"I feel 'whiteness' when I hear people blaming whites": whiteness as cultural stigmatization --
"I was the loser in this rat race": whiteness as economic disadvantage --
"Being white is like being free": whiteness and the potential for antiracism.
Responsibility: Karyn D. McKinney.
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'Being White' explores what the author calls "everyday whiteness," that is, whiteness as lived by everyday experience. This volume aims to shed light on a rarely studied or discussed topic.  Read more...

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