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Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race

 Author: Derald Wing Sue  Category: Race  Published: 01 Feb, 2016  Get it on Amazon

If you believe that talking about race is impolite, or that “colorblindness” is the preferred approach, you must read this book. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence debunks the most pervasive myths using evidence, easy-to-understand examples, and practical tools.

This significant work answers all your questions about discussing race by covering:

  • Characteristics of typical, unproductive conversations on race
  • Tacit and explicit social rules related to talking about racial issues
  • Race-specific difficulties and misconceptions regarding race talk
  • Concrete advice for educators and parents on approaching race in a new way

“His insistence on the need to press through resistance to have difficult conversations about race is a helpful corrective for a society that prefers to remain silent about these issues.”
―Christopher Wells, Vice President for Student Life at DePauw University

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