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Author Schutte, Gerhard.

Title What racists believe : race relations in South Africa and the United States / Gerhard Schutte
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1995]


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 W'PONDS  305.800968 Sch/Wrb  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 381 pages ; 23 cm
Series Sage series on race and ethnic relations ; v. 8
Sage series on race and ethnic relations ; v. 8
Contents Series Editor's Introduction / John H. Stanfield II -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Perspective: White Solidarity? -- 3. The Emergence of the Past -- 4. The Construction of the Present: Official, Media, and Religious Versions -- 5. Public Discourse and the Reconstruction of South Africa I: Right-Wing Perspectives -- 6. Public Discourse and the Reconstruction of South Africa II: Government, Corporate, and Academic Perspectives -- 7. The World of Whites: Structure and Experience -- 8. Whites in the Countryside -- 9. Whites in Town I: Conservative Perspectives -- 10. Whites in Town II: Moderate Perspectives -- 11. Race and Discourse -- 12. Whites in American Race Relations: A Comparison
Summary Students, scholars, and anyone interested in race relations, sociology, anthropology, political science or African studies will surely appreciate the illuminating information found in What Racists Believe
Can our knowledge of South Africa racism help us understand racism in the United States? Even though South Africa is dismantling its legally structured system of inequality, the structures of consciousness that gave rise to, and nurtured the system of, white privilege and predominance are tenacious and enduring. In What Racists Believe the author examines a wide spectrum of evidence, showing how the in-group consciousness of whites is reproduced and revealing the processes under which it is maintained. He explains how and why people believe in racial inequality and how they transmit such beliefs to others. The ideology of white solidarity, its perpetuation, and its breakdown is also analyzed. In the author's analysis, he separates different strands of racism: rural from urban, and moderate from militant. A final chapter compares the racial attitudes of South Africa to those in the United States
Analysis Racism
South Africa
United States
South Africa
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-368) and index
Subject Racism -- South Africa.
Racism -- United States.
Whites -- South Africa.
Whites -- United States.
South Africa -- Race relations.
United States -- Race relations.
LC no. 94036220
ISBN 0803957858