Just How Clueless Are We About Racism?
If we go by the answers to this question on YahooAnswers, then we are very very clueless about the issues surrounding race:
caveat : yes it is yahoo answers, so it is clearly anecdotal, however, it does highlight that we in general (‘we’ being the general populace, national, ethnic and cultural origins notwithstanding) still seem to struggle with racism as a contextual, intellectual construct.
A book I just bought from Amazon looks very interesting on the subject of White Supremacy: amazon.com
Sutton E. Griggs (1872-1933) was a significant African American social reformer, pastor, and prolific writer. His successful first novel, Imperium in Imperio (1899), addressed in a forceful way the plight of Black Americans in post-Reconstruction America.
Using Griggs’s life story as a platform, Sutton E. Griggs and the Struggle against White Supremacy explores how conservative pragmatism shaped the dynamics of race relations and racial politics during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More precisely, the book examines the various intellectual tactics that Griggs developed to combat white supremacy.