Book: Review: Good* White Racist?: Confronting Your Role in Racial Inju...

Good* White Racist is assumptive.  Insultingly so.  Do I sound angry?

I'm not.  Not at all.  I just don't understand the basic concepts of Connelly's ideology.  Our writer supposes that every item person (every and all will lose your argument right off the top, as a flaw in logic) has an inner core for which our discomfort and delusional thinking about racism begins.

Granted, Connelly didn't grow up the way that I did.  She didn't grow up wanting to know why none of the people that I knew were listening to R&B or even better, Old School R&B.  I wasn't allowed to listen to it in my home.

So, okay.

I was angry.  Long ago.  Then, I got counseling.

Lots of it.

I am not the definitively loving white person either.  In that regard, I want to think that I am quite ordinary.  No desire to harm anyone.

However, Connelly's work is thought provoking.  Demanding, in a way.  And, that's okay.  Truly.

It simply doesn't apply to me, personally and if it doesn't apply to you either, that's okay.  If it does, that's okay too.  It's even better if this piece can resonate with you and help you to really look at how you feel, in the light of possible change.

Hence, I recommend Good* White Racist.

About the Author:  Kerry Connelly is a writer; Certified Life Coach; author of the no-nonsense blog Jerseygirl, JESUS; and host of the podcast White on White, which re-imagines white identity apart from pseudo-supremacy. She is currently pursuing an MDiv at Christian Theological Seminary.

Paperback: 184 pages

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (March 17, 2020)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 066426574X

ISBN-13: 978-0664265748

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces



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