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White rage : the unspoken truth of our racial divide

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"As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage,' historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she writes, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.' Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South while taxpayer dollars financed segregated white private schools; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded but powerful response, the so-called Southern Strategy and the War on Drugs that disenfranchised millions of African Americans while propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White House. Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, White Rage will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America"--

Available copies

  • 3 of 12 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

8 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Shelving Location
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Greenburgh Public Library 305.8 A (Text)
Nonfiction
31009153358340
Checked out
07/28/2020
Hendrick Hudson Free Library 305.8 A (Text)
Nonfiction
31016151555587
On holds shelf
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John C. Hart Memorial Library 305.8 A (Text)
Nonfiction
31030154568794
Checked out
07/30/2020
Larchmont Public Library 305.8009 A (Text)
Nonfiction
31014152381129
Available
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Mount Pleasant Public Library 973 A (Text)
Nonfiction
31024153113553
In transit
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Mount Vernon Public Library 305.8 A (Text)
Nonfiction
31018154802214
In transit
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New Rochelle Public Library 305.8 A (Text)
Nonfiction
31019155863700
In transit
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North Castle Public Library 305.8009 A (Text)
Nonfiction
31001151810802
Available
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Somers Library 305.8009 A (Text)
Nonfiction
31031151781893
On holds shelf
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The Field Library 305.8 A (Text)
Nonfiction
31022151923288
In transit
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