Saturday, July 12, 2008

White Guilt

Author: Shelby Steele
Bugs: 4
Review by: Kayakreader

While I generally don't read conservative books(my disqualifier), I thought Steele's intellect was well exhibited here and his critique of whites and blacks thought provoking. His major theme was that white guilt was derived from the fact that white America acknowledged the harm done by slavery and bigotry and therefore overcompensates for those situations through affirmative action and other enabling programs. He makes sense as he talks about actual examples, his own as well as others'. I think a necessary book if we are to understand more than one side of the race issue.

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