Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation by Derald Wing Sue

By Derald Wing Sue

This remarkable ebook by means of Derald Wing Sue, a highly-regarded educational and writer, is helping readers comprehend and strive against racism in themselves. It defines racism not just as severe acts of hatred, yet as "any angle, motion or institutional constitution or social coverage that subordinates somebody or workforce due to their color." This landmark paintings bargains an antidote to this pervasive social challenge.

  • Shows how each one people has a job within the oppression of others, and what we will be able to do approximately it
  • Offers how to conquer racism on a really intimate level
  • Outlines particular guidance and steered activities

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Check your answers to the following key. Please keep in mind that answers to these questions are much more complex than given here. Answers: 1 = an indigenous healer in some Latino communities; 2 = a first-generation Japanese American; 3 = even one drop of Black blood making the person Black (practice of hypodescent); 4 = the energy source of body or person; 5 = the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; 6 = the race or lineage; 7 = not to interfere with others and to observe rather than react; 8 = Punjabi; 9 = an immoral and unethical medical experiment using African Americans as guinea pigs; 10 = the balance of two opposing forces (good-bad, hot-cold, and so forth).

3. Have you ever experienced similar reactions in other racerelated situations? If so, think about them carefully and if possible discuss them with others. What do they mean to you? Sue 5/21/03 8:47 AM Page 19 Are You a Racist? Exercise Number 2 Think about the following groups and give your immediate overall emotional reactions. Are your feelings positive or negative? Good or bad? 1. African Americans 2. Asian/Pacific Americans 3. Latino/Hispanic Americans 4. Native Americans 5. White Americans Discuss or consider what these reactions mean for you.

What do they mean to you? Sue 5/21/03 8:47 AM Page 19 Are You a Racist? Exercise Number 2 Think about the following groups and give your immediate overall emotional reactions. Are your feelings positive or negative? Good or bad? 1. African Americans 2. Asian/Pacific Americans 3. Latino/Hispanic Americans 4. Native Americans 5. White Americans Discuss or consider what these reactions mean for you. Do they indicate bias? Do they indicate stereotypes? Do they indicate prejudice? Exercise Number 3 Feelings of apprehension, anxiety, or outright fear in interracial situations are often indicative of racial stereotypes, biases, and prejudices.

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