White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era

Paperback | May 29, 2007

byShelby Steele

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In 1955 the killers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted because they were white. Forty years later, despite the strong DNA evidence against him, accused murderer O. J. Simpson went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. The age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guilt—and neither has been good for African Americans.

Through articulate analysis and engrossing recollections, acclaimed race relations scholar Shelby Steele sounds a powerful call for a new culture of personal responsibility.

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In 1955 the killers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted because they were white. Forty years later, despite the strong DNA evidence against him, accused murderer O. J. Simpson went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. The age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guilt—and nei...

In 1955 the killers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted because they were white. Forty years later, despite the strong DNA evidence against him, accused murderer O. J. Simpson went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. The age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guilt—and nei...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:May 29, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060578637

ISBN - 13:9780060578633

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“As delightful a read as one can find on a book devoted to America’s historically most contentious topic.”