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The Education of a WASP

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  95 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Brimming with honestly and passion, The Education of a WASP chronicles one white woman's discovery of racism in 1960s America. First published in 1970 and highly acclaimed by reviewers, Lois Stalvey's account is as timely now as it was then. Nearly twenty years later, with ugly racial incidents occurring on college campuses, in neighborhoods, and in workplaces everywhere,...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published February 15th 1989 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published June 1970)
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Po
Mar 17, 2008 Po rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: memoirs
Had to read this for class, turned out just loving it. Written by a white woman in the 60's-70's, who realizes she has isolated herself from all the racism in the country, so she sets about "educating" herself and her family on the status of race in the USA in the 60's. It's really, really interesting and thought provoking. It's very easy to read.
Julie Ricenbaw
This was another book I had to read for my multicultural education course through Doane. This book is written by a white women, Louis Stalvey, during the 1960's era. The book consists of a collection of experiences with racism from Louis' point of view. This book helps you evaluate your own prejudices and takes you on a little bit of a self discovery journey. Louis was extremely courageous and stood up for her own beliefs during a time of much hate for black people. She went through difficult ti...more
Stephanie
Jul 31, 2008 Stephanie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stephanie by: Read it for a race identity paper I had to write for my anit-rac
Eyeopening autobiography of a white women in the 60's who has become close friends with many African American families. This is her story on their stuggle in society through her eyes, with a focus on housing and social segregation in our country providing a great insight into sociatal segragation today.
Lindsey
Had to read this for my Racism and Sexism class in college and loved it! Very eye opening and really makes you think about your unknown biases. Highly recommend!
Aunty Jean
One of the most insightful books that I have ever read; this book gets into areas that may make some people uncomfortable about how they perceive things.
Danielle
One of the best books that I have ever read. I think that this book should be required reading for everyone.
Em Bielinski
Interesting read, but I had to read it in such a short amount of time, I really didn't appreciate it.
Heather
Sep 06, 2007 Heather rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Great conversations about race, privilege, teaching and parenting (although I can't speak to the last one).
Aaron Gupta
reading this bookf or school yawn not interstig
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Jan 14, 2008 J marked it as to-read
Just found out this is about Philadelphia!
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