Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race

Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race

Patricia J. Williams / Feb 17, 2020
Seeing a Color Blind Future The Paradox of Race In these five pieces which she gave as the prestigious Reith Lectures for the BBC Patricia J Williams asks how we might achieve a world where color doesn t matter where whiteness is not equated with n
  • Title: Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race
  • Author: Patricia J. Williams
  • ISBN: 9780374525330
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • In these five pieces which she gave as the prestigious Reith Lectures for the BBC Patricia J Williams asks how we might achieve a world where color doesn t matter where whiteness is not equated with normalcy and blackness with exoticism and danger Drawing on her own experience, Williams delineates the great divide between the poles of other people s imagination andIn these five pieces which she gave as the prestigious Reith Lectures for the BBC Patricia J Williams asks how we might achieve a world where color doesn t matter where whiteness is not equated with normalcy and blackness with exoticism and danger Drawing on her own experience, Williams delineates the great divide between the poles of other people s imagination and the nice calm center of oneself where dignity resides, and discusses how it might be bridged as a first step toward resolving racism Williams offers us a new starting point a sensible and sustained consideration from which we might begin to deal honestly with the legacy and current realities of our prejudices Some forty years ago, James Baldwin informed White America We know about you than you know about us Today, Patricia Williams sets out to repair this failing.
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    1. A short book based upon a series of lectures Professor Williams gave in England, it is densely packed with piercing insights What s , Professor Williams is quite the wordsmith I wrote many a passage down in my reader response journal Regardless of how one feels about the claims that we are now living in a post racial society, any semi thinking individual can concede that we are in fact far from rooting out the problem of racism even if we are making monumental strides toward looking past race Ev [...]


    2. It is a sign of Williams s ability to illustrate a key point that she opens these essays with an anecdote about her son s nursery school and being told her was colour blind because he continually told his teachers that it didn t matter what colour the grass sky wall whatever else they asked about was It turns out that he was the only black child in the school and in the manner of good liberals they responded to this by continually telling the kids that colour did not matter her point is about th [...]


    3. Williams is a beautiful writer Her work as a law professor does not fall prey to the verbose legalese American culture commonly associated with the profession Instead Williams speaks with a clarity and cadence I find present in the likes of Lorde and Morrison Despite having been written over two decades ago, this book reads as if it was written in the past year In a way, it reads almost like a contemporary text that Tim Wise s work on it in Between Barack and a Hard Place Williams s ideas are a [...]


    4. This is a slight book that packs a wallop At only 80 pages divided into five essays, it s a quick read It s certainly not forgettable, however Williams takes on issues of race from many angles, and the result is a highly readable yet powerful meditation on American culture, the idea of being color blind, and what it will take for our society to move through past hurt to a hopeful future I would recommend this book to any interested in issues of race, but particularly those who are new to the co [...]


    5. See author Bell Hooks, Privilege, Power, and Difference by Allan G.Johnson, Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity by Beverly D Tatum, Race, Money, and the American Welfare State by Michael K Brown,



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