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The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

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An edition of White Rage (2016)

White Rage

The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

printing (12)
  • 4.67 ·
  • 3 Ratings
  • 53 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 7 Have read

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016

From the Civil War to our combustible present, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America.

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as “black rage,” historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in The Washington Post suggesting that this was, instead, "white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames," she argued, "everyone had ignored the kindling."

Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South while taxpayer dollars financed segregated white private schools; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded but powerful response, the so-called Southern Strategy and the War on Drugs that disenfranchised millions of African Americans while propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White House, and then the election of America's first black President, led to the expression of white rage that has been as relentless as it has been brutal.

Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, White Rage will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Kindling --
Reconstructing Reconstruction --
Derailing the Great Migration --
Burning Brown to the ground --
Rolling back civil rights --
How to unelect a black President --
Afterword to the Paperback Edition. After the election: Imagining.

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New York
Copyright Date
2016

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Library of Congress
HN90, E185.61 .A5438 2016

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
246p.
Number of pages
246

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26780202M
Internet Archive
whiterageunspoke0000ande
ISBN 10
1632864126
ISBN 13
9781632864123
LCCN
2015049398
OCLC/WorldCat
945729575
Goodreads
60158926

Work Description

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide is a 2016 nonfiction book by Emory University professor Carol Anderson. Anderson was contracted to write the book following the reaction to an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in 2014.

White Rage became a New York Times Best Seller, and was listed as a notable book of 2016 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and the Chicago Review of Books. White Rage was also listed by The New York Times as an Editors' Choice, and won the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

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Although I first wrote about "white rage" in a Washington Post op-ed following the killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, the concept started to germinate much earlier.
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