In While some whites would like to think that we have reached the end of racism in the United States, and others would like to celebrate diversity but are oblivious to the political, economic, and social consequences of a nation and their sense of self founded on a system of white supremacy, Jensen proposes a different approach. He sets his sights not only on the racism that can t be hidden, but also on the liberal platitudes that sometimes conceal the depths of that racism in polite society.
This book is both a cautionary tale for those who believe that they have transcended racism, and also an expression of the hope for genuine transcendence. When white people fully understand and accept the painful reality that they are indeed the problem, it should lead toward serious attempts to change one s own life and join with others to change society.
Robert Jensen is the author of
The Heart of Whiteness
City Lights Books
Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
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