This book asserts the distinctive place that whites can take in the fight for racial justice, bringing together interviews with white antiracist activists from across North America. Avoiding the typical white options of being 'nonracist' or feeling guilty, these whites demonstrate the multitude of ways whites can be proactive in combating modern racism.
Useful in offering revealing portraits of white antiracist activists. CHOICE Whites Confront Racism is an interesting book and an important study on antiracism as a social movement led predominately by whites. American Association for Higher Education & Accreditation Bulletin Whites Confront Racism is worth the short time it takes to read. It could also make for a good supplementary text in an undergraduate race relations or social movements course. Contemporary Sociology In this brilliant and pioneering book, O'Brien provides the first study of antiracist activists. Using innovative field research, O'Brien shows how individual and group acts of resistance are critical to challenging persisting racism in the U.S. She explores how groups like the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond and Anti-Racist Action are working to help local citizens, officials, and community activists to better understand diversity and undo racism in their own lives and organizations. -- Joe R. Feagin, author of The First R