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By Kimberly Chabot Davis

ISBN-10: 0252038436

ISBN-13: 9780252038433

ISBN-10: 0252079949

ISBN-13: 9780252079948

Critics frequently 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 sort 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 may also help shape anti-racist attitudes which could catalyze social switch and racial justice. although acknowledging earlier mess ups to set up cross-racial empathy, she makes a speciality of examples that convey avenues for destiny growth and alter. Her research of ethnographic info from booklet golf equipment and faculty school rooms indicates 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 targeting society's mess ups in attaining cross-racial empathy and as an alternative explores attainable avenues for change.

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