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marlene lopez

When Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as “black rage.” In her op-ed, published in the Washington Post, Carol Anderson, associate professor of African American Studies and history at Emory University, pointed out another source of anger. In White Rage (Bloomsbury Publishing), she pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. The New York Times Book Review calls White Rage “. . . an extraordinarily timely and urgent call to confront the legacy of structural racism bequeathed by white anger and resentment . . .”