White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era

Shelby Steele (Author)
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Description

Not unlike some of Ralph Ellison's or Richard Wright's best work. White Guilt, a serious meditation on vital issues, deserves a wide readership." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer

In 1955 the killers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted because they were white. Forty years later, despite the strong DNA evidence against him, accused murderer O. J. Simpson went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. The age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guilt--and neither has been good for African Americans.

Through articulate analysis and engrossing recollections, acclaimed race relations scholar Shelby Steele sounds a powerful call for a new culture of personal responsibility.

--New York Sun

Product Details

Price
$14.99  $13.79
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
May 29, 2007
Pages
181
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060578633

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About the Author

Shelby Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Winner of the Bradley Prize and a National Humanities Medal and the author of the National Book Critics Circle award-winning The Content of Our Character, Steele lives in the Central Coast of California.

Reviews

"Prophet or polemicist, Steele is a graceful and often compelling literary stylist... [and] deserves a wide readership."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Piercing and personal... WHITE GUILT is a brilliant little essay, deserving of a large and appreciative audience."--Washington Times
" Shelby Steele is America's clearest thinker about America's most difficult problem."--George F. Will
"Powerful, lucid and elegant...On questions of race in America--white guilt, black opportunism--[Steele] is our 21st century Socrates."--Charles Johnson, author of MIDDLE PASSAGE, National Book Award winner
"As delightful a read as one can find on a book devoted to America's historically most contentious topic."--New York Post
"There is no writer who deserves black America's allegiance more than Shelby Steele... Steele's writing is a marvel."--John McWhorter, National Review
"A hard, critical look at affirmative action, self-serving white liberals and self-victimizing black leaders."--Publishers Weekly
"Thought provoking."--Library Journal