White Guilt - Shelby Steele

White Guilt

By Shelby Steele

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 84 Ratings

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.

Reviews

  • A Masterpiece

    5
    By Shurtma
    If you want to understand how we got from the Civil Rights Act to where we are now, ready this book! Even more relevant today than when written. Intellegient and profound, written by someone with the credibility to write it.
  • Enlightening! rk

    5
    By Robbyboy1a
    Had never heard a point of view like this. It made sense & rang true in the inner man!
  • Incredibly insightful

    5
    By Timelords101
    The perfect example of the soft bigotry of low expectations. Anyone can do anything and you are not to be held to a different standard because you race.
  • Pathetic

    1
    By Bullseye Blake
    I won’t feel guilty about my race
  • A Neo Con Talking Point

    1
    By EsqBluejay
    If you want to hear what a white neo con thinks through a Black person, almost a “Get Out” film simulator, if you need someone who doesn’t have an peace building or healing experience, tell you how to heal and come together, this is your book. From pages filled with conservative talking points and the erasure of Native Americans, this book is written by the man who’s never fixed a chair, complains about how there aren’t enough carpenters while doing absolutely nothing to learn the skill themselves.
  • Eye opening

    5
    By Penguintastic
    Very well done. Kept my interest from start to finish.
  • Powerful & revealing

    5
    By Mr. Evets
    Intriguing & fully accurate description of the social issues blacks face in America brought on through their own black leadership & liberalism. A must-read.