White Rage

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National Book Critics Circle Award WinnerNew York Times BestsellerA New York Times Notable Book of the YearA Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the YearA Boston Globe Best Book of 2016A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016From the Civil War to our combustible present, White Rage reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America–now in paperback with a new afterword by the author, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson.As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as “black rage,” historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in The Washington Post suggesting that this was, instead, “white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,” she argued, “everyone had ignored the kindling.” Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South while taxpayer dollars financed segregated white private schools; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded but powerful response, the so-called Southern Strategy and the War on Drugs that disenfranchised millions of African Americans while propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White House, and then the election of America’s first black President, led to the expression of white rage that has been as relentless as it has been brutal. Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, White Rage will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.

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Nationwide Guide Critics Circle Award WinnerNew York Occasions BestsellerA New York Occasions Notable Guide of the YearA Washington Publish Notable Nonfiction Guide of the YearA Boston Globe Finest Guide of 2016A Chicago Evaluate of Books Finest Nonfiction Guide of 2016From the Civil Conflict to our flamable current, White Rage reframes our persevering with dialog about race, chronicling the highly effective forces against black progress in America–now in paperback with a brand new afterword by the creator, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson.As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators throughout the ideological spectrum referred to the offended response of African People as “black rage,” historian Carol Anderson wrote a outstanding op-ed in The Washington Publish suggesting that this was, as a substitute, “white rage at work. With a lot consideration on the flames,” she argued, “everybody had ignored the kindling.” Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Modification, each time African People have made advances in the direction of full participation in our democracy, white response has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their beneficial properties. The top of the Civil Conflict and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court docket’s landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Training determination was met with the shutting down of public colleges all through the South whereas taxpayer {dollars} financed segregated white non-public colleges; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded however highly effective response, the so-called Southern Technique and the Conflict on Medication that disenfranchised tens of millions of African People whereas propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White Home, after which the election of America’s first black President, led to the expression of white rage that has been as relentless because it has been brutal. Fastidiously linking these and different historic flashpoints when social progress for African People was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls again the veil that has lengthy coated actions made within the title of defending democracy, fiscal duty, or safety in opposition to fraud, rendering seen the lengthy lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic within the unimpeachable historical past it relates, White Rage will add an vital new dimension to the nationwide dialog about race in America.

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