24 January 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday #26, White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa over at Wishful Endings She has taken on a similar meme to Jills Waiting on Wednesday over at Breaking the Spine. Since Jill hasn't posted in a while I'm going to join in on this meme. To participate all you have to do is spotlight upcoming publications you're eagerly anticipating. Keep reading to see what I have chosen for this week.


Series: N/A
# of Pages: 176
Publication: February 15, 2018
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One of the major features of politics in the past few years has been a renewed attention to race as a driving factor in both politics and everyday life. How, after decades of civil rights activism, do people from black and minority ethnic communities continue to be marginalized? In White Privilege, Kalwant Bhopal draws on social science research and political and economic analysis to show how people from black and minority backgrounds are continually positioned as outsiders in public discourse and interpersonal interaction. Neoliberal policies only increase that tendency, as their effects exacerbate long-standing patterns of minority disadvantage. Bhopal’s book is rooted in dispassionate analysis, but its message is unmistakable—the structural advantages of whiteness are widespread, and dismantling them will require both honesty about their power and determination to change them.

Okay so this book is extremely important. I know that the conversation about privilege has been frequent and I'm interested in figuring out how this book will handle the topic. It's a short book so I expect to get through it quickly. I'm not sure how I found it, but I'm excited for it.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

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