Monday, July 27, 2015

Must Read

From sociologist Joe Feagin, interviewed in the New York Times, "American Racism in the 'White Frame'":
"To understand well the realities of American racism, one must adopt an analytical perspective focused on the what, why and who of the systemic white racism that is central and foundational to this society ... 
"Prejudice is much less than half the story. Because prejudice is only one part of the larger white racial frame that is central to rationalizing and maintaining systemic racism, one can be less racially prejudiced and still operate out of many other aspects of that dominant frame."
I'd advise skipping the comments which are, for the most part, a display of White Fragility (see previous post).
Feagin references one of his books, The First R: How Children learn Race & Racism, reviewed here.

1 comment:

Joy Murray said...

Thanks for pointing out this insightful article.