Bruce Parker

Uprooting Racism/Adapt or Die

Filed By Bruce Parker | February 13, 2006 4:15 AM | comments

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As, I have talked about in earlier entries I teach Multicultural Education at Purdue. My students are currently reading Uprooting Racism. I would suggest this book as a good resource for any white person dedicated to fighting racism. If you read it let me know, I would love to talk about it.

While I have been struggling through it and prepping for teaching it I have been listening to Adapt or Die:Ten Years of Remixes by Everything But the Girl. It is a great collection my favorites tracks are #7 and #11.

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The reader reviews at Amazon tell us a great deal about race in America. It's remarkable how many fellow white males feel as if the worst racism is directed at them. I suppose it's the same strange mentality that causes straight people everywhere to be frightened of gay marriage because it's going to "destroy the institution"?

Bruce Parker | February 13, 2006 8:06 PM

Yea, my students all focus on how "racist" scholarships for minority students and affirmative action are and ignore the larger social context of racism. I think a more apt comparison is the argument that human rights ordinances, hate crime laws, and domestic partner benefits are considered "special rights."