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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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  • Rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity
  • Color-blind
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the rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity
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Language
eng
Summary
In this powerful follow-up to Between Barack and a Hard Place, Tim Wise argues against "colorblindness" and for a deeper color-consciousness in both public and private practice. We can only begin to move toward authentic social and economic equity through what Wise calls "illuminated individualism"--Acknowledging the diverse identities that have shaped our perceptions, and the role that race continues to play in the maintenance of disparities between whites and people of color in the United States today. This is the first book to discuss the pitfalls of "colorblindness" in the Obama era
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This powerful (and certain to be controversial) book takes aim at the common assertion that the election of Barack Obama led the US into a post-racial age. Instead, Wise asserts, the deployment of "color-blind" policies is not only a bad way to implement a progressive political agenda, but they undermine efforts to deal with race-based social and economic inequality and lend credence to right-wing arguments that these inequalities are due to innate problems in black and brown communities. As a remedy, the author suggests color-conscious policy-making as the best way to promote fairness in US society. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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10125961
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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
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bibliography
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True
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  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • United States
  • United States
  • Racism
  • Liberalism
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Liberalism
  • Race relations
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity
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Colorblind : the rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity, Tim Wise
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-213)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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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
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ocn456178318
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780872865082
Lccn
2010006545
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)456178318
Label
Colorblind : the rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity, Tim Wise
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-213)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 pages
Isbn
9780872865082
Lccn
2010006545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)456178318

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