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The Resource Between Barack and a hard place : racism and white denial in the age of Obama, Tim Wise

Between Barack and a hard place : racism and white denial in the age of Obama, Tim Wise

Label
Between Barack and a hard place : racism and white denial in the age of Obama
Title
Between Barack and a hard place
Title remainder
racism and white denial in the age of Obama
Statement of responsibility
Tim Wise
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Wise, a white anti-racism activist and scholar (and author of White Like Me), pushes plenty of buttons in this methodical breakdown of racism's place in the wake of Barack Obama's victory. In the first of two essays, the author obliterates the canard of the US as a post-racial society; bigotry and institutionalized discrimination, he contends, have simply morphed into "Racism 2.0," in which successful minorities are celebrated "as having 'transcended' their blackness in some way." While racial disparities in employment and income, housing, education and other areas persist, Obama has become an amiable sitcom dad like Bill Cosby, putting whites at ease by speaking, looking and acting "a certain way"--Not to mention avoiding discussion of race. In his second, more incendiary essay, Wise concludes that whites must take responsibility for racism. What the majority of whites fail to grasp, he says, is that they continue to benefit from a system of "entrenched privileges" centuries in the making, and that racism remains a serious obstacle for millions of African Americans. There's no sugar coating here for whites, nor are there any news flashes for Americans of color, but Wise bravely enumerates the unpalatable truths of a nation still struggling to understand its legacy of racist oppression. (Feb.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information."--PW Annex Reviews
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wise, Tim J
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
W57 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Open Media series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
Between Barack and a hard place : racism and white denial in the age of Obama, Tim Wise
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-159)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780872865006
Lccn
2008048296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0007961468
  • 1168991
Label
Between Barack and a hard place : racism and white denial in the age of Obama, Tim Wise
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-159)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780872865006
Lccn
2008048296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0007961468
  • 1168991

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