[bksvol-discuss] Submitted/nonfiction

  • From: "Deborah Murray" <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 20:40:00 -0500

Hi all,

I've just submitted for proofing "Dear White America: Letter To A New
Minority" by Tim Wise.

It's been read through, headers stripped, page numbers/section titles
present, text/headings formatted. 193 pages.

Description:
White Americans have long been comfortable in the assumption that they are
the cultural norm.  Now that notion is 

being challenged, as white people wrestle with what it means to be part of a
fast-changing, truly multicultural 

nation.  Facing chronic economic insecurity, a popular culture that reflects
the nation's diverse cultural reality, 

a future in which they will no longer constitute the majority of the
population, and with a black president in the 

White House, whites are growing anxious.   This anxiety has helped to create
the Tea Party movement, with its call 

to "take our country back. " By means of a racialized nostalgia for a
mythological past, the Right is enlisting 

fearful whites into its campaign for reactionary social and economic
policies.   In urgent response, Tim Wise has 

penned his most pointed and provocative work to date.  Employing the form of
direct personal address, he points a 

finger at whites' race-based self-delusion, explaining how such an agenda
will only do harm to the nation's people, 

including most whites.  In no uncertain terms, he argues that the hope for
survival of American democracy lies in 

the embrace of our multicultural past, present and future.   

Deborah

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