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Tacit racism

Author: Anne Warfield Rawls; Waverly Duck
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Waverly Duck and Anne Rawls propose in this book that when "tacit" racism becomes institutionalized in the expectations of ordinary interaction-in what the authors call "Interaction Orders of Race"--it creates vast amounts of largely invisible and unconscious inequality. Because of this, interactions can produce race inequality whether the people involved are aware of it or not. The resulting divisions and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Warfield Rawls; Waverly Duck
ISBN: 9780226703558 022670355X 9780226703695 022670369X
OCLC Number: 1117639589
Description: 289 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : racism is a clear and present danger --
"White people are nosey" and "Black people are rude" : Black and White greetings and introductory talk --
"Fractured reflections" of high-status Black men's presentations of self : non-recognition of identity as a tacit form of institutional racism --
Clashing conceptions of honesty : Black American "honesty" in the White workplace --
"A man Is one who is responsible for others" : achieving Black masculinity in the face of institutionalized stigma and racism --
The White self-interested "strong man" ideal vs. the Black practice of "submissive civility" : in a Black/White police encounter / with Jason Turowetz --
"Do you eat cats and dogs?" : student observations of racism in their everyday lives --
The interaction order of a poor Black American space : creating respect, recognition, and value in response to collective punishment --
Conclusion : digging out the lies by making the ordinary strange.
Responsibility: Anne Warfield Rawls & Waverly Duck.

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"Waverly Duck and Anne Rawls propose in this book that when "tacit" racism becomes institutionalized in the expectations of ordinary interaction-in what the authors call "Interaction Orders of Race"--it creates vast amounts of largely invisible and unconscious inequality. Because of this, interactions can produce race inequality whether the people involved are aware of it or not. The resulting divisions and exclusions divide the nation, providing fertile ground for political manipulation around issues associated with race (e.g. welfare, health care and government as the guarantor of equality). The growth of tacit and overt racism that followed the election of Barack Obama, the first African American President, ushered in a level of intolerance that most Americans thought they had left behind in the distant past. It has been a nation-wide display of how overlooking tacit racism and supporting the fiction of a "color-blind" society damages not only the least advantaged but threatens the majority; it encourages the expression of overt forms of racism that deprives society of the contributions of minorities, and it threatens democratic public spaces. As such, the authors argue, tacit racism is a clear and present danger to the survival of our nation, the public civility it depends on, the autonomy of its sciences, and its democratic institutions as a whole"--

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"While many Americans continue to celebrate the collapse of the old Jim Crow order as a relic of the past, Tacit Racism reminds us of the myriad ways that racism continues to influence everyday life Read more...

 
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