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The Resource Between Barack and a hard place : racism and white denial in the age of Obama, Tim Wise

Between Barack and a hard place : racism and white denial in the age of Obama, Tim Wise

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Between Barack and a hard place : racism and white denial in the age of Obama
Title
Between Barack and a hard place
Title remainder
racism and white denial in the age of Obama
Statement of responsibility
Tim Wise
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For many people, the election of Barack Obama seems to signify the end of racism as a pervasive social force in the United States: they point to Obama as a validation of the American ideology that anyone can make it if they work hard, and an example of how barriers against people of color have all but vanished. But is this true? After all, in housing, employment, the justice system and education, the evidence is clear: white privilege and discrimination against people of color are still operative and actively thwarting opportunities, despite the success of individuals like Obama." "Is black success making it harder for whites to see the problem of racism, thereby further straining race relations, or will it challenge stereotypes to such an extent that racism will diminish? Will blacks in power continue to be seen as an "exception"? Is Obama "acceptable" because he seems "different than most blacks," who are still viewed too often as the dangerous and inferior "others"? In this provocative new book, Tim Wise explores how the election of Barack Obama is taking the race debates to new levels."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wise, Tim J
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
W57 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Open Media series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
Between Barack and a hard place : racism and white denial in the age of Obama, Tim Wise
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-159)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
261176371
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780872865006
Lccn
2008048296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)261176371
Label
Between Barack and a hard place : racism and white denial in the age of Obama, Tim Wise
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-159)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
261176371
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780872865006
Lccn
2008048296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)261176371

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