Just us : an American conversation / Clauda Rankine.Publication details: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press,  Description: 341 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cmISBN: 9781644450215; 1644450216Subject(s): African Americans -- Social conditions -- 21st century | Whites -- Race identity | United States -- Race relations -- 21st century | United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century | EssaysLOC classification: PS3568 .A572 | R365 2020
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What if -- Liminal spaces I -- Evolution -- Lemonade -- Outstreched -- Daughter -- Notes on the state of whiteness -- Tiki torches -- Study on white male privilege -- Tall -- Social contract -- Violent -- Sound and fury -- Big little lies -- Ethical loneliness -- Liminal spaces II -- Jose Marti -- Boys will be boys -- Complicit freedoms -- Whitening -- Liminal spaces III.
"At home and in government, contemporary America finds itself riven by a culture war in which aggression and defensiveness alike are on the rise. It is not alone. In such partisan conditions, how can humans best approach one another across our differences? Taking the study of whiteness and white supremacy as a guiding light, Claudia Rankine explores a series of real encounters with friends and strangers - each disrupting the false comfort of spaces where our public and private lives intersect, like the airport, the theatre, the dinner party and the voting booth - and urges us to enter into the conversations which could offer the only humane pathways through this moment of division. Just Us is an invitation to discover what it takes to stay in the room together, and to breach the silence, guilt and violence that surround whiteness. Brilliantly arranging essays, images and poems along with the voices and rebuttals of others, it counterpoints Rankine's own text with facing-page notes and commentary, and closes with a bravura study of women confronting the political and cultural implications of dyeing their hair blonde."--Publisher's description.
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