ERIC Number: ED359309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Convictions about Racism in the United States of America.
This publication offers a collection of short essays on racism that originally appeared in the newsletter of an organization formed to promote racial justice called Community Change, Inc. The essays are each limited to one to three pages and are grouped by subject area. The opening section, on identifying racism, includes essays on pluralism, awareness of racism, and racism's negative effects on whites. Historical perspectives are explored in the second section, which looks at effects of the 1960s and the source and impact of white fear. A section on racism and language discusses the "color-blind" approach, use of the word "minorities" and other topics. In the next section, on responsibility, two articles discuss the relationship of shame and guilt to responsibility for racism and past failures and present responsibilities in dealing with racism. Next, campus racism is examined in three articles concerning racism in higher education, student experiences, and college recruitment of minorities. A following section contains four open letters to white males. Two articles on affirmative action cover recent attacks on affirmative action and basketball. The last major section offers prescriptions for change that include an argument that multicultural education does not go far enough in confronting and examining racism directly. Two "additional" articles discuss the miseducation of white males and the real effect of diversity efforts. (JB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Community, Blacks, College Athletics, College Students, Essays, Higher Education, Males, Multicultural Education, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations, Semantics, Social Change, Social Responsibility, United States History, Whites
Community Change, Inc., 14 Beacon Street, Room 602, Boston, MA 02108 ($10 plus 5% Massachusetts sales tax).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Change, Inc., Boston, MA.