Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief about Racism

Caroline T. Haskell (Editor) Jealous T. Ann (Editor)
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By beginning a conversation that encourages self-examination and compassion, Combined Destinies invites readers to look at how white Americans have been hurt by the very ideology that their ancestors created. Editors Ann Todd Jealous and Caroline T. Haskell, both experienced psychotherapists skilled at facilitating dialogue about racial issues, are cognizant of the challenges that even the thought of such conversations often presents. Their book is based on the premise that for positive and lasting change to occur, hearts as well as minds must be opened. This courageous anthology posits that unearned privilege has damaged the psyche of white people as well as their capacity to understand racism. Drawing on the intimate stories of diverse contributors, Combined Destinies is organized thematically, with individual chapters focusing on topics such as guilt, shame, silence, and resistance. The book includes an extensive reader's guide, posing questions for discussion pertaining to each chapter and offering readers a chance to explore their own experiences. ANN TODD JEALOUS is a former marriage and family therapist with a long history of supporting civil rights. CAROLINE T. HASKELL is a licensed clinical social worker and founding director of Health and Wellness Services at California State University-Monterey Bay and the campus affiliate director for the National Coalition Building Institute in Washington DC.

Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2014
Pages
224
Dimensions
6.14 X 0.32 X 8.92 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781612346953

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About the Author

ANN TODD JEALOUS is a former marriage and family therapist with a long history of supporting civil rights. CAROLINE T. HASKELL is a licensed clinical social worker and founding director of Health and Wellness Services at California State University-Monterey Bay and the campus affiliate director for the National Coalition Building Institute in Washington DC.

Reviews

"A ground-breaking collection . . . Everyone in society is hurt by racism, not just those who are its targets. What better way to teach this profound truth than to allow white people to share their epiphanies?" -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr. "America Behind the Color Line"