- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Worth Publishers; 4th edition (February 9, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1429233443
- ISBN-13: 978-1429233446
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism 4th Edition
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In short, this book is made up of a collection of essays Rothenberg saw as well-suited to approach the notion of white privilege. It is divided up into four parts, each with its own theme. Part one, titled “Whiteness: The Power of Invisibility”, discusses how many white people aren’t aware of the privilege they have, but also don’t want to come to terms with it. The book essentially works as a funnel, first explaining the matters of “whiteness” and “white privilege”, and then delving further into the power behind such privilege, and how to combat it (addressed in part four- “Whiteness: The Power of Resistance”).
After reading the few chapters that made up Part one, I found myself in a strange position; I was interested in the material, yet I was falling asleep while reading it. Was I tired? No, I was fine 10 minutes ago. Am I bored? Possibly. I quickly discovered that it was because I felt I was reading the same material over and over again. Thirty pages in and I already knew what the rest of the book would entail; more essays about how “whiteness” has been glorified throughout history and as a result, those who identify as “white” have been benefiting greatly in society. Though I agreed with much of the text in the essays I was presented with, I couldn’t help but feel bored; I knew I could walk away from the book and not feel like I was missing out on anything.Read more ›
And as for the other reviewers, if this book made you mad and your only way to discredit this book is to write it off as "racist" (which is such a weak excuse because in order for the book to be racist, it has to put down or uplift a race of people below or above other races--which the book doesn't do since all it's talking about is the benefits a certain race receives over others and uses evidence to support their arguments) or point out the author's Jewish background (when technically, each of the chapters are written by many different authors, she just collected their writings and put them in a book), then great job showing that you know you have white privilege. The only problem is, this book challenges you to get rid of it, and that's exactly what you DON'T want to do.
Again, great book to read, and if you want to continue being an ignorant bigot, it's a terrible book (for you).
The book does leave out "Crazy Sometimes" by Leonard Pitts Jr. from the 3rd edition, but I would recommend reading every essay in here. Even if not every single one is totally right or agreeable, all in all there's a lot to chew on.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Other reviews have pointed out the hypocrisy of a Jewish author condemning whites, but only after excluding Jews from the white privilege category. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Top Reviewer 4 now
Jews are not white -- they say so themselves; they are Semite. So this book is essentially a racist attack on Caucasian peoples by a hateful Semite. I'm white. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Hume
Funny how a jew would claim white privilege and them exempt their self from it, youtube- i'm not white i'm jewish. I do not recommend this book, it is a fraud and a scam.Published 22 months ago by Big Bhut
This book is a collection of essays written by people who still live and think like it is the 1800,s and slavery still exists. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Morgan Joseph Billings
This book,like many others on the subject,is a product of an anti-white movement which has been growing in academia over the last 50 years. Read morePublished on July 24, 2014 by Ben W.