Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation
This extraordinary book by Derald Wing Sue, a highly-regarded academic and author, helps readers understand and combat racism in themselves. It defines racism not only as extreme acts of hatred, but as "any attitude, action or institutional structure or social policy that subordinates a person or group because of their color." This landmark work offers an antidote to this...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 16th 2003 by Jossey-Bass
(first published January 1st 2003)
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If this book doesn't make you angry, then there is something wrong with you. However, by becoming angry you will examine things in a different light. You are not bad, but you must become aware of things in the world to help ensure you don't become a racist. Challenging, but worth it.
This was the most personally difficult book for me to read, as it challenged what it means to be White, but the most rewarding and ultimately freeing book for me. I am currently re-reading this book in order for me to teach my students about awareness of racism within themselves.
This book really challenged me in the best way possible and completely opened my eyes. I could discuss the pros and cons of the book for days but let's just leave it at I am the person I am today (and continuously evolving) because I read this book.