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Author Berger, Maurice, 1956- author.

Title White lies : race and the myths of whiteness / Maurice Berger.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2000.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.896 B453w 2000    ---  Available
Edition First paperback edition.
Description 221 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The acclaimed work that debunks our myths and false assumptions about race in America. Maurice Berger grew up hypersensitized to race in the charged environment of New York City in the sixties. His father was a Jewish liberal who worshiped Martin Luther King, Jr.; his mother a dark-skinned Sephardic Jew who hated black people. Berger himself was one of the few white kids in his Lower East Side housing project. Berger's unusual experience--and his determination to examine the subject of race for its multiple and intricate meanings--makes White Lies a fresh and startling book. Berger has become a passionate observer of race matters, searching out the subtle and not-so-subtle manifestations of racial meaning in everyday life. In White Lies, he encourages us to reckon with our own complex and often troubling opinions about race. The result is an uncommonly honest and affecting look at race in America today--free of cant, surprisingly entertaining, unsettled and unsettling"
Subject Racism -- United States.
Race awareness -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
Race discrimination -- United States.
Berger, Maurice, 1956-
Jews -- United States -- Biography.
Berger, Maurice, 1956- (OCoLC)fst00197880
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
Race awareness. (OCoLC)fst01086455
Race discrimination. (OCoLC)fst01086465
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 0374527156

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