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

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

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Between Barack and a hard place: : racism and white denial in the age of Obama
Title
Between Barack and a hard place:
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racism and white denial in the age of Obama
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Tim Wise
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eng
Summary
Race is, and always has been, an explosive issue in the United States. In this timely new book, Tim Wise explores how Barack Obama's emergence as a political force is taking the race debate to new levels. According to Wise, for many white people, Obama's rise signifies the end of racism as a pervasive social force; they point to Obama not only as a validation of the American ideology that anyone can make it if they work hard, but also as an example of how institutional barriers against people of color have all but vanished. But is this true? And does a reinforced white belief in color-blind meritocracy potentially make it harder to address ongoing institutional racism? After all, in housing, employment, the justice system, and education, the evidence is clear: white privilege and discrimination against people of color are still operative and actively thwarting opportunities, despite the success of individuals like Obama. Is black success making it harder for whites to see the problem of racism, thereby further straining race relations, or will it challenge anti-black stereotypes to such an extent that racism will diminish and race relations improve? Will blacks in power continue to be seen as an "exception" in white eyes? Is Obama "acceptable" because he seems "different from most blacks," who are still viewed too often as the dangerous and inferior "other"?
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Midwest
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Wise, Tim J
Dewey number
305.800973
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Racism
  • United States
  • Obama, Barack
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adult
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Between Barack and a hard place: : racism and white denial in the age of Obama, Tim Wise, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780872865532
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11859941
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remote
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11859941
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MWT11859941
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Between Barack and a hard place: : racism and white denial in the age of Obama, Tim Wise, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780872865532
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11859941
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11859941
System control number
MWT11859941
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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