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White Guilt How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era (P.S.) by Shelby Steele

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Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English


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Number of Pages208
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Open LibraryOL7279142M
ISBN 100060578637
ISBN 109780060578633

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White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era - Kindle edition by Steele, Shelby. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era/5().   In the past half century, says, Shelby Steele, America has moved from the age of white supremacy to the age of white guilt. The National Book Critics Circle Award winner argues that this sea change still leaves blacks and whites in unenviable : HarperCollins Publishers.   The age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guilt—and neither has been good for African Americans. Through articulate analysis and engrossing recollections, acclaimed race relations scholar Shelby Steele sounds a powerful call for a new culture of personal responsibility. Author of the dystopian novel "White Guilt," the apocalyptic short story "They Must," the ethnic conflict novel "Vengeance is Ours," and a plethora of essays, articles, and poetry/5.

Shelby Steele casts White Guilt as an internal monologue on a solitary car trip, undertaken as the Monica Lewinsky scandal was erupting. It occurs to Steele that if Dwight D. Eisenhower had been discovered to have engaged in such sexual escapades, he would have been out of a job in short order. On the other hand, it is rumored that Eisenhower used the N-word occasionally in private /5(10).   The result has whites straining to appear benevolent toward blacks, while African-American leaders take advantage of “white guilt” to gain handouts such as affirmative action. Steele, who made the same points in his National Book Critics Circle award-winner The Content of Our Character (), contends that white liberals see blacks for their skin color instead of their : Shelby Steele. Unknowingly, Wise and her group joined a swell of “white guilt” book groups around the country. While not all of them are, er, whites only, they share a common cause: raising racial.   This phenomenon, which he calls white guilt, is a way for whites to keep up appearances, to feel righteous, and to acquire an easy moral authority -- all without addressing the real underlying problems of African Americans.

  Author and race relations scholar Shelby Steele talks about his provocative new book, White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era. the anatomy of white guilt The paper entitled “The Emotional Lives of White People” describes the variety of feelings we have as white people including fear, hatred, indifference, amnesia, anesthesia, denial, loneliness, anger, and Size: KB.   While highly readable, White Guilt also exhibits a great deal of intellectual depth and analytical insight. There were many pages I found myself reading times to try to understand all that he was saying. Nevertheless, I could barely put the page book down, reading it in three sittings. I found it convincing. I highly recommend it.   Shelby Steele, best-selling author of “The Content of Our Character,” analyzes the past half-century of American race relations in his latest book, “White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites.