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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Key insights from Carol Anderson's

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide


Key insights from Carol Anderson's

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

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A leading African-American studies professor takes racism to task in one of the most prescient critiques of the topic to date.

<p>In this Snapshot, you’ll learn about an often ignored aspect of the theory of racism: white rage. White rage is defined as the backlash against black progress, demonstrated time and again throughout America’s dramatic timeline. African-American studies scholar Carol Anderson explains how this white rage operates and what we can do about it.</p><br>

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Want to uncover the deeper reasons for continued racism in America
  • Are unafraid to hold yourself accountable for complicity in racism
  • Care about human rights enough to take any complicity seriously and do something about it
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Introduction

When taking stock of the civil rights history of the United States, it’s tempting to read it as a list of accomplishments. A closer look, however, reveals that every step forward for the black minority has been met with intense resistance from the white majority.

Whether manifesting as Jim Crow laws after emancipation or the closing of public schools after Brown v. Board of Education, the War on Drugs after the Civil and Voting Rights Acts or the backlash after Barack Obama’s election, white rage has been a constant retaliatory presence.

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