Killing Rage

Killing Rage

Ending Racism

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Highlighting the female voice in the public discourse on race, a collection of twenty-three of bell hooks's most significant and recent writings addresses the difficulties of racism and envisions a world without racism. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
One of our country's premier cultural and social critics, the author of such powerful and influential books as Ain't I a Woman and Black Looks, Bell Hooks has always maintained that eradicating racism and eradicating sexism must be achieved hand in hand. But whereas many women have been recognized for their writing on gender politics, the female voice has been all but locked out of the public discourse on race.
Killing Rage speaks to this imbalance. These twenty-three essays, most of them new works, are written from a black and feminist perspective, and they tackle the bitter difficulties of racism by envisioning a world without it. Hooks defiantly creates positive plans for the future rather than dwell in theories of a crisis beyond repair.
The essays here address a spectrum of topics to do with race and racism in the United States: psychological trauma among African Americans; friendship between black women and white women; anti-Semitism and racism; internalized racism in the movies and media. Hooks presents a challenge to the patriarchal family model, explaining how it perpetuates sexism and oppression in black life. She calls out the tendency of much of mainstream America to conflate "black rage" with murderous, pathological impulses, rather than seeing it as a positive state of being. And in the title essay she writes about the "killing rage" - the fierce anger of black people stung by repeated instances of everyday racism - finding in that rage a healing source of love and strength, and a catalyst for productive change.
Her analysis is rigorous and her language unsparingly critical, but Hooks writes with a common touch that has made her a favorite of readers far from universities. Bell Hooks's work contains multitudes; she is a feminist who includes and celebrates men, a critic of racism who is not separatist or Afrocentric, an academic who cares about popular culture.

Baker
& Taylor

Highlighting the female voice in the public discourse on race, a collection of twenty-three of the author's most significant and recent writings addresses the difficulties of racism and envisions a world without racism

Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., 1995
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805037821
0805037829
Branch Call Number: 305.8 Ho 1995
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 22 cm

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Aug 21, 2013

The third chapter is a classic for racial justice education, especially for white folks trying to grapple with white privilege, and what it means to be "black in a white context."

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