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The Resource Good white people : the problem with middle-class white anti-racism, Shannon Sullivan

Good white people : the problem with middle-class white anti-racism, Shannon Sullivan

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Good white people : the problem with middle-class white anti-racism
Title
Good white people
Title remainder
the problem with middle-class white anti-racism
Statement of responsibility
Shannon Sullivan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Building on her book Revealing Whiteness, Shannon Sullivan identifies a constellation of attitudes common among well-meaning white liberals that she sums up as "white middle-class goodness," an orientation she critiques for being more concerned with establishing anti-racist bona fides than with confronting systematic racism and privilege. Sullivan untangles the complex relationships between class and race in contemporary white identity and outlines four ways this orientation is expressed, each serving to establish one's lack of racism: the denigration of lower-class white people as responsible for ongoing white racism, the demonization of antebellum slaveholders, an emphasis on colorblindness--especially in the context of white childrearing--and the cultivation of attitudes of white guilt, shame, and betrayal. To move beyond these distancing strategies, Sullivan argues, white people need a new ethos that acknowledges and transforms their whiteness in the pursuit of racial justice rather than seeking a self-righteous distance from it.--Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Sullivan, Shannon
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
S954 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, Philosophy and race
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whites
  • Middle class
  • Anti-racism
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Good white people : the problem with middle-class white anti-racism, Shannon Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-203) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Good white liberals -- Dumping on white trash : etiquette, abjection, and radical inclusion -- Demonizing white ancestors : unconscious histories and racial responsibilities -- The dis-ease of color blindness : racial absences and invisibilities in the reproduction of whiteness -- The dangers of white guilt, shame, and betrayal : toward white self-love -- Conclusion: Struggles over love
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 214 pages
Isbn
9781438451688
Lccn
2013025552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn861211988
  • 1512821
  • (OCoLC)861211988
Label
Good white people : the problem with middle-class white anti-racism, Shannon Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Good white liberals -- Dumping on white trash : etiquette, abjection, and radical inclusion -- Demonizing white ancestors : unconscious histories and racial responsibilities -- The dis-ease of color blindness : racial absences and invisibilities in the reproduction of whiteness -- The dangers of white guilt, shame, and betrayal : toward white self-love -- Conclusion: Struggles over love
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 214 pages
Isbn
9781438451688
Lccn
2013025552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn861211988
  • 1512821
  • (OCoLC)861211988

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