Good* White Racist: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice
When it comes to race, most White Americans are obsessed with two things: defending our own inherent goodness and maintaining our own comfort levels. Too often, this means white people assume that to be racist, one has to be openly...
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When it comes to race, most White Americans are obsessed with two things: defending our own inherent goodness and maintaining our own comfort levels. Too often, this means white people assume that to be racist, one has to be openly hateful and willfully discriminatory--you know, a bad person. And we know we're good, Christian people, right? But you don't have to be wearing a white hood or shouting racial epithets to be complicit in America's racist history and its ongoing systemic inequality.
In Good* White Racist, Kerry Connelly exposes the ways white people participate in, benefit from, and unknowingly perpetuate racism--despite their best "good person" intentions. Good* White Racist unpacks the systems that maintain the status quo, keep white people comfortable and complicit, and perpetuate racism in the United States and elsewhere. Combining scholarly research with her trademark New Jersey snark, Connelly shows us that even though it may not be our fault or choice to participate in a racist system, we all do, and it's our responsibility to do something about it.
Kerry Connelly is an English -Australian author of non-fiction, self-help and tongue in cheek humor. A firm believer in the importance and understanding of those who suffer with various forms of mental health issues, her second title 'Shaken: A story of emotional abuse and depression' combines personal experience with self-help sections for those who may be in need and has been backed by writers, readers and reviewers alike. Awarded the prestigious 5 star seal by Reader's Favorite, International best-selling author Jean Sasson (Princess: A true story of life behind the veil in Saudi Arabia.) n