Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race
The concept of ethnocentric monoculturalism: that White Western culture exists as the only possible form of valid culture, and the experiential reality of people of color is not reality-there’s no place for lived experience and emotions in the “marketplace of ideas." I like how Derald Wing Sue explains the differences in communication styles among cultures and exactly how Western White culture purposefully invalidates each. Now that I notice how woven ...more
The bad: Seriously repetitive. As in, one particular long block quote appeared THREE times in the book. The book needed a good copy editor.
No ugly! I highly recommend this.
Although the primary utilization of this book is centered on the psychological aspects of racial dialogues viz. “race talk,” it also exposes the irrational fears, attitudes, and beliefs, inherent in our (The United States) society. It is about the persistent avoidance of honest dialogues on race that may uncover the true inequalities and injustices inflicted on people of color. What talking about race does is open the dialogue and allow a view of the lived experience of those who suffer from...more
Whereas someone not interested in constructive race talk ...more
I didn't agree with his section on communication styles. ...more
I felt like it was a bit repetitive or obvious for much of the book (like, find any blog article on race by a POC and they'll say a lot of this in a more succinct way). It's written by an academic ...more
He has written numerous publications on various topics such as multicultural counseling and psychotherapy, psychology of racism and antiracism, cultural diversity, cultural competence, and multicultural organizational development, multicultural competencies ...more