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Deep denial : the persistence of white supremacy in United States history and life

Author: David Billings
Publisher: Roselle, NJ : Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books, Inc., [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Deep Denial, part popular history and part personal memoir, documents the 400-year racialization of the United States and how people of European descent came to be called white. Author David Billings focuses primarily on the deeply embedded notion of white supremacy, and tells us why, despite the Civil Rights Movement and an African-American president, we remain, in the words of the author, a nation hard-wired by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David Billings
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Billings
ISBN: 9781934390047 1934390046
OCLC Number: 954038166
Description: 280 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: White supremacy's historical context --
Creating a white social contract --
Expanding whiteness --
The contract proves binding --
Defending the contract --
Internalizing white supremacy --
Renewing the white social contract --
Post-World War II and the challenge to white supremacy --
Racial "communist threat" post World War II --
The 1950s: GI bill, white flight and resistance to integration --
White fear/white violence --
Mississippi: model for white resistance --
Preparing for the civil rights movement --
Civil rights organizing north and south --
The "big one": Brown v Board --
The black community ups the ante --
Civil rights movement strategy --
Civil rights leaders --
exiled, murdered, jailed --
Ongoing resistance to civil rights --
White "race traitors" in the civil rights movement --
Radicalization of the civil rights movement --
Lessons of the civil rights movement --
Growing up preaching in the land of "dog whistle politics" --
Federal response to the movement: the Great Society --
De-politicizing the civil rights movement --
Conservative counter strategy to the civil rights movement --
White mainstream response to the civil rights movement --
Internalized racial superiority.
Responsibility: David Billings.

Abstract:

"Deep Denial, part popular history and part personal memoir, documents the 400-year racialization of the United States and how people of European descent came to be called white. Author David Billings focuses primarily on the deeply embedded notion of white supremacy, and tells us why, despite the Civil Rights Movement and an African-American president, we remain, in the words of the author, a nation hard-wired by race." --
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