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Backlash : what happens when we talk honestly about racism in America

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"When George Yancy penned a New York Times article entitled "Dear White America," he knew that he was courting controversy. Here, Yancy chronicles the ensuing blowback as he seeks to understand what it was that created so much rage among so many white readers. He challenges white Americans to develop a new empathy for the African American experience."--Provided by publisher.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Ossining Public Library 305.8 Y (Text)
Nonfiction
31021153166250
Available
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library 305.8 Y (Text)
Nonfiction
31035613026581
Checked out
08/31/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538104057 :
  • ISBN: 1538104059 :
  • Physical Description: xiv, 147 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-138) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: talking about racism: when honesty feels like too much to bear -- The letter: Dear White America -- Dear Nigger Professor -- Risking the white self -- Accepting the gift.
Summary, etc.:
"When George Yancy penned a New York Times article entitled "Dear White America," he knew that he was courting controversy. Here, Yancy chronicles the ensuing blowback as he seeks to understand what it was that created so much rage among so many white readers. He challenges white Americans to develop a new empathy for the African American experience."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Racism > United States.
Race awareness > United States.
Whites > Race identity > United States.
African Americans > Race identity.
Anti-racism > United States.
African Americans > Attitudes.
Whites > United States > Attitudes.
United States > Race relations.


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