Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Library Loot ~ white privilege

Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race ~ by Frances E. Kendall, 2006, race relations
Knowingly and unknowingly we all grapple with race every day. This book delves into the complex interplay between race, power, and privilege in both organizations and private life.  It offers an unflinching look at how ignorance can perpetuate privilege, and offers practical and thoughtful insights into how people of all races can work to break this cycle.  Based on thirty years of work in diversity and colleges, universities, and corporations, Frances Kendall candidly invites readers to think personally about how race ― theirs and others' ― frames experiences and relationships, focusing squarely on white privilege and its implications for building authentic relationships across race.  Not only does this book provide readers with a more meaningful understanding of white privilege, it also equips them with strategies for making personal and organizational changes.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire @ The Captive Reader and Linda @ Silly Little Mischief that encourages us to share the names of books we checked out of the library.  See what others got this week.

3 comments:

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

Sounds like a very thought-provoking read. Enjoy!

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Enjoy your loot!

Linda said...

We have discussions about white privilege at work all the time. I might need to suggest this as a book we should all read.