Uprooting Racism

In 2016, the president-elect of the United States openly called for segregation and deportation based on race and religion. Meanwhile, inequalities in education, housing, health care and the job market continue to prevail, while increased insecurity and fear have led to an epidemic of scapegoating and harassment of people of color. Yet recent polls show that only 31 percent of white people in the US believe racism is a major societal problem; at the same time, resistance is strong, as highlighted by Indigenous struggles for land and sovereignty and the Movement for Black Lives.

Paul Kivel

Paul Kivel, social justice educator, activist, and writer, has been involved in racial justice work for over 50 years. He is an accomplished trainer and speaker on men’s issues, racism and diversity, challenges of youth, teen dating and family violence, raising boys to adulthood, and the impact of class and power on daily life. His work gives people the understanding to become involved in social justice work and the tools to become more effective allies in community struggles to end oppression and injustice and to transform organizations and institutions. Kivel is the author of numerous books and curricula including Men’s Work, Making the Peace, Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community, and Stand for Justice, Boys Will Be Men, I Can Make My World a Safer Place, You Call This a Democracy? and most recently Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony. Kivel may be contacted via his resource-filled website: paulkivel.com.

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Uprooting Racism begins with the understanding that racism exists, it is pervasive and that its effects are devastating. Because of this devastation, we need to start doing everything possible to … 6 $0.60

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White people have been led to believe racism is a question of particular acts of discrimination or violence. Calling someone a name, denying someone a job, excluding someone from a neighborhood … 97 $9.70

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One of the purposes of racism and religious-based oppression is to keep people of color, Muslims, Jews, and others at the center of attention while keeping white people in general, and white male … 39 $3.90

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Acting as an ally to people of color is one of the most important things white people can do. Ally is not an identity, it is a practice. An ally is someone who not only shows up, but one who … 47 $4.70

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This part of Uprooting Racism explores how white racism has defined and controlled specific other groups. All the sections are about white people and what we have done to people of color, even … 73 $7.30

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The following chapters examine ways racism plays out in some of our major institutions during this period of neoliberal capitalism. Each institution mentioned here reinforces others and … 85 $8.50

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We can make a difference because each of us is already part of the community where racism exists and thrives. We are connected to neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, and religious organizations. … 5 $0.50

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I write about neoliberalism, the current stage of global capitalism. This is a system of power, wealth, and control by ruling elites currently centered in the US and Europe; neoliberals use … 3 $0.30