Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
978-0-7425-1581-9 • Hardback • August 2001 • $144.00 • (£111.00)
978-0-7425-1582-6 • Paperback • August 2001 • $47.00 • (£36.00)
978-1-4616-4703-4 • eBook • August 2001 • $44.50 • (£34.00)
Eileen O'Brien is professor of sociology at SUNY-Brockport.
Chapter 1 1 The Need for Alternative Models of Whiteness
Chapter 2 2 "I Was Born on Race Street" — How Whites Become Antiracist
Chapter 3 3 Framing White Antiracisms
Chapter 4 4 What Should I Say? - Individual Antiracist Strategies
Chapter 5 5 Fighting the Power-Challenging Institutional Racism
Chapter 6 6 Sustaining the Personal Struggles of White Antiracism
Chapter 7 7 The Future of Antiracisms
Chapter 8 Appendix A: Contact Information for Antiracist Groups
Chapter 9 Appendix B: Profile of Respondents
Chapter 10 References
Chapter 11 Index
Useful in offering revealing portraits of white antiracist activists.
— Choice Reviews
Whites Confront Racism is an interesting book and an important study on antiracism as a social movement led predominately by whites.
— American Association for Higher Education & Accreditation Bulletin
Whites Confront Racism is worth the short time it takes to read. It could also make for a good supplementary text in an undergraduate race relations or social movements course.
— Contemporary Sociology
In this brilliant and pioneering book, O'Brien provides the first study of antiracist activists. Using innovative field research, O'Brien shows how individual and group acts of resistance are critical to challenging persisting racism in the U.S. She explores how groups like the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond and Anti-Racist Action are working to help local citizens, officials, and community activists to better understand diversity and undo racism in their own lives and organizations.
— Joe R. Feagin, author of The First R