Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading by Kimberly Chabot Davis

By Kimberly Chabot Davis

Critics usually represent white intake of African American tradition as a sort of robbery that echoes the fantasies of 1950s-era bohemians, or "White Negroes," who romanticized black tradition as anarchic and sexually powerful. In Beyond the White Negro, Kimberly Chabot Davis claims this kind of view fails to explain the numerous politics of racial crossover long ago fifteen years.

 

Davis analyzes how white engagement with African American novels, movie narratives, and hip-hop might help shape anti-racist attitudes which may catalyze social swap and racial justice. although acknowledging previous disasters to set up cross-racial empathy, she makes a speciality of examples that convey avenues for destiny growth and alter. Her examine of ethnographic facts from ebook golf equipment and faculty study rooms exhibits how engagement with African American tradition and pedagogical aid can result in the types of white self-examination that make empathy attainable. the result's a groundbreaking textual content that demanding situations the fad of concentrating on society's mess ups achieve cross-racial empathy and as an alternative explores attainable avenues for change.

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