How Racism Takes Place

George Lipsitz


How Racism Takes Place

How Racism Takes Place

  • Title: How Racism Takes Place
  • Author: George Lipsitz
  • ISBN: 9781439902561
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback



White identity in the United States is place bound, asserts George Lipsitz in How Racism Takes Place An influential scholar in American and racial studies, Lipsitz contends that racism persists because a network of practices skew opportunities and life chances along racial lines That is, these practices assign people of different races to different spaces and therefore aWhite identity in the United States is place bound, asserts George Lipsitz in How Racism Takes Place An influential scholar in American and racial studies, Lipsitz contends that racism persists because a network of practices skew opportunities and life chances along racial lines That is, these practices assign people of different races to different spaces and therefore allow grossly unequal access to education, employment, transportation, and shelter Revealing how seemingly race neutral urban sites contain hidden racial assumptions and imperatives, Lipsitz examines the ways in which urban space and social experience are racialized and emphasizes that aggrieved communities do not passively acquiesce to racism He recognizes the people and communities that have re imagined segregated spaces in expressive culture as places for congregation How Racism Takes Place not only exposes the degree to which this white spatial imagining structures our society but also celebrates the black artists and activists who struggle to create a just and decent society.


Recent Comments "How Racism Takes Place"

I actually read only about half of this book; the second half started to get a little tedious. But the first half was electrifying. Two chapters in particular really grabbed me: one an analysis of the St. Louis Rams as an example of how "subsidies for professional sports teams and other corporations do not 'trickle down' to the majority of the population, but instead function largely as a means for transferring wealth and resources from the poor and the middle class to the rich"; the other a det [...]

This is both a great description of the effects of racism on space and of some innovative and important efforts to reimagine and take power on a small scale within space.That said, it doesn't really get beyond the descriptive. It calls on a wide array of theorists to support the argument but strips them of their own radical calls for overturning the system. Thus we have Michelle Alexander on incarceration without her arguments about caste, Ruth Gilmore without her political economy of prisons, L [...]

Excellent book that explores the nature of segregation even after Civil Right legislation has pasted by the continuation of White supremacy as we get lax enforcement of laws and court decisions that continue to pay deference to the desires of White people. The books also explores how the Black community, often working in restricted spaces challenges barriers and brings forth a different value and ethic that found in the White community. An engaging books that raises many questions about neoliber [...]

Chapters 1 - 4 are essential! the other chapters are most relevant for those interested in cultural expression of blacks under oppression

I love this book. I lacked the perception that this book gave me, and I am grateful that I found it here. This is an extremely important read for anyone.

Entertaining and informative. George Lipsitz always brings his "A" game!


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