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The Resource Colorblind : the rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity, Tim Wise

Colorblind : the rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity, Tim Wise

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Colorblind : the rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity
Title
Colorblind
Title remainder
the rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity
Statement of responsibility
Tim Wise
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Tim Wise's Colorblind is a Powerful and Urgently needed book. One of our best and most courageous public voices on racial inequity, Wise tackles head-on the resurgence and absurdity of post-racial liberalism in a world still largely structured by deep racial disparity and structural inequity. He shows us with passion and sharp, insightful, accessible analysis how this imagined world of post-racial framing and policy can't take us where we want to go--it actually stymies our progress toward racial unity and equality."--Tricia Rose, author of The Hip Hop Wars --
  • "Colorblind Proposes Practical Solutions to our problems and promotes new ways of thinking that encourage us to both recognize differences and transcend them."--George Lipsitz, author of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness --
  • Legal gains were interpreted by some as ensuring equal treatment for all and that "colorblind" policies and programs would be the best way forward. Since then, many voices have called for an end to affirmative action and other color-conscious policies and programs, and even for a retreat from public discussion of racism itself. --
  • Bolstered by the election of Barack Obama, proponents of colorblindness argue that the obstacles faced by blacks and people of color in the United States can no longer be attributed to racism but instead result from economic forces. Thus, they contend, programs meant to uplift working-class and poor people are the best means --
  • For overcoming any racial inequalities that might still persist. In Colorblind, Tim Wise refutes these assertions and advocates that the best way forward is to become more, not less, conscious of race and its impact on equal opportunity. --
  • Focusing on disparities in employment, housing, education and healthcare, Wise argues that racism is indeed still an acute problem in the United States today, and that colorblind policies actually worsen the problem of racial injustice. Colorblind presents a timely and provocative look at contemporary racism and offers fresh ideas on what can be done to achieve true social justice and economic equality. --Book Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wise, Tim J
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.W557 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Open media series
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Racism
  • Liberalism
  • African Americans
Label
Colorblind : the rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity, Tim Wise
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-213)
Contents
The rise and triumph of post-racial liberalism -- Colorblind universalism and public policy -- Barack Obama and the rhetoric of racial transcendence -- The trouble with post-racial liberalism -- The reality of racial disparities -- Race-based injury, inherited disadvantage and ongoing discrimination -- Dispensing with victim-blaming : the inadequacy of culture of poverty thinking -- How colorblindness can make racism worse -- Talking class, hearing race : why post-racial liberalism fails on its own terms -- Illuminated individualism : a paradigm for progressive color-consciousness -- Illuminated individualism as a key to fairness and equity -- Illuminated individualism in practice
Control code
ocn456178318
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780872865082
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010006545
System control number
(OCoLC)456178318
Label
Colorblind : the rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity, Tim Wise
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-213)
Contents
The rise and triumph of post-racial liberalism -- Colorblind universalism and public policy -- Barack Obama and the rhetoric of racial transcendence -- The trouble with post-racial liberalism -- The reality of racial disparities -- Race-based injury, inherited disadvantage and ongoing discrimination -- Dispensing with victim-blaming : the inadequacy of culture of poverty thinking -- How colorblindness can make racism worse -- Talking class, hearing race : why post-racial liberalism fails on its own terms -- Illuminated individualism : a paradigm for progressive color-consciousness -- Illuminated individualism as a key to fairness and equity -- Illuminated individualism in practice
Control code
ocn456178318
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
213 p.
Isbn
9780872865082
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010006545
System control number
(OCoLC)456178318

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