- Hardcover: 355 pages
- Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr (Trd) (February 1981)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814203183
- ISBN-13: 978-0814203187
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,333,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Other Side of Racism Hardcover – February, 1981
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She writes in the Preface to this 1981 book, "I shall demonstrate first that race consciousness is not inherited but a set of attitudes, values, ideas, and behavior chosen by individuals; second, that it is a problem of self-esteem in general and an expression of social metaphysics in particular; and third, that when expressed in sociopolitical activities, it interferes with the human rights and liberty that are the prerequisites for harmonious and beneficial relations between individuals and groups in a multiethnic society."
Here are some quotations from the book:
"(The book's) basic thrust is derived from the principles of idividualism defined in Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism and the principles of self-esteem and individuality defined in Nathaniel Branden's biocentric theories of human psychology." (Pg. xii)
"Finally, a point central to the focus of this study should be reiterated. Ethno-race consciousness is not just a composite of feelings, attitudes, and evasions about one's own or another ethno-racial group. At its very core, ethno-race consciousness is flagrantly anti-individual and is motivated by a deep-seated fear of man's individuality. It is a flight from the reality of one's own consciousness." (Pg. 15)
"The social context may imply what significance a given ethnic or cultural attribute should have, but the final judgment must be derived from the individual's psychointellectual context and value preferences...Read more ›