White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era
ISBN: 0060578637
EAN13: 9780060578633
Language: English
Pages: 181
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
In this important new work, a distinguished race relations scholar argues that the age of white supremacy in power in the 1950s has given way to the age of white guilt, and neither has been good for African Americans.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover In 1955 the killers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted because they were white. Forty years later, despite the strong DNA evidence against him, accused murderer O. J. Simpson went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. The age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guilt--and neither has been good for African Americans. Through articulate analysis and engrossing recollections, acclaimed race relations scholar Shelby Steele sounds a powerful call for a new culture of personal responsibility. -- Booklist
From the front Cover In 1955 the killers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted because they were white. Forty years later, despite the strong DNA evidence against him, accused murderer O. J. Simpson went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. The age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guilt--and neither has been good for African Americans. Through articulate analysis and engrossing recollections, acclaimed race relations scholar Shelby Steele sounds a powerful call for a new culture of personal responsibility. -- Booklist