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Dismantling Racism

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Racism has reemerged, dramatically and forcefully. All of us -- people of color and white people alike -- are damaged by its debilitating effects. In this book, the author addresses the "majority," the white race in the United States. Racism permeates the individual attitudes and behavior of white people, but even more seriously, it permeates public systems, institutions, ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing
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Cathy
Dec 05, 2008 marked it as to-read-ministry-theology
Thandeka critiques Barndt's "belief that all whites are racist is based explicitly on the Christian doctrine of original sin", and that "whites will always remain sinners because their nature is corrupted." Her critique is that UUs don't share this theology, but we apply it to much of our anti-racism work. I'm intrigued!
Angela
Jul 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
opened my eyes to the fact that racism is not dead yet - still a serious problem we must deal with
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Dec 19, 2007 rated it really liked it
Possibly the quote of the year:

"Brick by brick, stone by stone, the prison of individual, institutional, and cultural racism can be destroyed."

-Joseph Barndt pg. 156
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