Learning to Be White: Money, Race, and God in America by Thandeka

schomj's review

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Read the first two chapters as part of a discussion group. Would continue with the rest of the book if I didn't have a lot of assigned reading right now. Takes a compassionate look at how white people are socialized into whiteness without realizing it, which will be helpful for some (though probably frustrating for others).

juliaogden's review

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Wow! This was a fascinating book. It was our English Dept. summer book read, and it knocked my socks off. I learned so much about being white, how race came to be in America, and the wages of and for whiteness. It's academic (definitely something to be read in chunks, talked about with others) so it's not a beach read or anything, but so worth the time.