Learning to be White: Money, Race, and God in America (Book Review)

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Learning to be White: Money, Race, and God in America (Book Review)

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A review of Thandeka's book Learning to be White. The governing category in Thandeka's analysis is "white shame." Shame in general, in her hermeneutical glossary signifies a deepseated conflict of sensibilities internal to one's personality, a "hidden civil war" among one's feelings and yearnings. Throughout her text, Thandeka supports her thesis about the workings of white shame through a series of cases, some taken from the everyday life of ordinary Americans, others taken from the published testimonies of well-known personages-George Wallace, Norman Podhoretz, Frank Rissero, Robert Bork, Bill McCartney, and Martha Numbness. 


Also available at: https://medium.com/refuse-to-cooperate/learning-to-be-white-money-race-and-god-in-america-a-review-b159e27e9378

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“Learning to be White: Money, Race, and God in America (Book Review),” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed March 2, 2021, https://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/396.