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killing rage: Ending Racism by bell hooks

killing rage: Ending Racism (edition 1995)

by bell hooks (Author)

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For the first time, acclaimed writer and feminist devotes a book to the complex personae of women writers, especially those whose work goes against the grain.
Title:killing rage: Ending Racism
Authors:bell hooks (Author)
Info:Henry Holt and Co. (1995), Edition: 1, 288 pages
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Actually did not finish this - not through any fault of the writing, but because the Kindle version was obvoiusly scanned from the physical book and reveived zero proofreading. I tried to soldier on, but things got progressively worse and by half point there were whole pages that were utterly incomprehensible. Personally, I think it should be illegal to release a book in such a state.
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If cultural critic hooks (Black Looks), distinguished professor of English at New York's City College, doesn't have a comprehensive plan for achieving her subtitle's promise, her sensitivity to the intersection of race, class and gender infuses many of these essays, written during the past 20 years, with challenges to conventional and liberal wisdom. Deeming her own rage "constructive," she urges that collective black rage be linked to a passion for justice, even as she warns that privileged blacks' "narcissistic rage" leads to public trivialization of poor blacks' real grievances. Though her declaration that contemporary feminism has done little to help blacks seems sweeping, hooks rightly argues that white defenders of Anita Hill have done little for poor black women, and that whites who deny that they are racist must engage in regular interaction with black folk. The author discerns that the recent wave of black self-help books ignores the link between personal and political change, and rues that contemporary black activists have forgotten the "profound critique of capitalism" their forebears raised in the 1960s. Also, she wisely warns against turning Afro-centrism into utopianism and wrenching multiculturalism into narrow nationalism
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i keep the letters that i write to you in a folder with a postcard attached. it is a reproduction of the image of a black man and woman in south africa in 1949 walking down a road side by side -- the caption reads "seek what is true" -- it is that seeking that brings us together again and again, that will lead us home.
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When race and racism are the topic in public discourse the voices that speak are male.
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