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Author Thompson, Becky W.

Title A promise and a way of life : white antiracist activism / Becky Thompson
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2001]


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Description xxviii, 482 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Getting Started: Roots of Radical Traditions -- Pt. I. Civil Rights and the 1960s -- 2. Will the Circle... -- 3. ...Be Unbroken -- Pt. II. Multiracial Feminism and the 1970s -- 4. Black Power and White Accountability: Women Choosing Sides -- 5. Multiracial Feminism -- 6. Seeking a Critical Mass, Ample Work to Be Done -- 7. Fight the Power, Hold On to Community -- Pt. III. Antiracist Activism in the 1980s and 1990s -- 8. Central America Peace Movement -- 9. Prison Activism: The Vastness of the Sky -- 10. Power, Power, Who's Got the Power? -- 11. "In All Its Incarnations": White Antiracist Culture -- App. Toward a Comparative Feminist Movement (Time Line)
Summary "A Promise and a Way of Life weaves an account of the past half-century based on the life histories of thirty-nine people who have placed antiracist activism at the center of their lives. Through a rich and intriguing narrative that links individual experiences with social and political history, Thompson shows the ways, both public and personal, in which whites have opposed racism during several social movements: the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, multiracial feminism, the Central American peace movement, the struggle for antiracist education, and activism against the prison industry. Beginning with the diverse catalysts that started these activists on their journeys, this book demonstrates the contributions and limitations of white antiracism in key social justice movements."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-457) and index
Subject Anti-racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Interviews.
Whites -- United States -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Minorities -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Whites -- United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2001001489
ISBN 0816636338 alkaline paper