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How racism harms white Americans /

featuring John Bracey ; directed by Sut Jhally.

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Names: Bracey, John H. | Jhally, Sut.
Published: Northampton, MA : Media Education Foundation, [2013]
Topics: Racism - United States. | Anti-racism - United States. | Whites - United States. | Race awareness - United States. | Race discrimination - United States. | Whites - Race identity - United States.
Genres: Nonfiction films. | Documentary films. | Filmed lectures. | Feature films. | Feature films - United States. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Physical Description: 1 videodisc (45 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN: 1932869751
System Details: DVD, all region, NTSC; aspect ratio 16:9; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English.
Copyright: ©2013.
Summary: "Distinguished historian John H. Bracey Jr. offers a provocative analysis of the devastating economic, political, and social effects of racism on white Americans. In a departure from analyses of racism that have focused primarily on white power and privilege, Bracey trains his focus on the high price that white people, especially working class whites, have paid for more than two centuries of divisive race-based policies and attitudes. Whether he's discussing the pivotal role slavery played in the war for independence, the two million white Americans who died in a civil war fought over the question of slavery, or how business owners took advantage of the segregation of America's first labor unions and used low-wage, non-unionized black workers to undercut the bargaining power of white workers, Bracey's central point is that failing to acknowledge the centrality of race, and racism, to the American project not only minimizes the suffering of black people, but also blinds us to how racism and white privilege have harmed white people as well."--Container.
Performer: Speaker, John H. Bracey, Jr.
Other Names: Bracey, John H.
Jhally, Sut.
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More Details for: How racism harms white Americans