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Playing the Race Card

Exposing White Power and Privilege


George J. Sefa Dei, Leeno Luke Karumanchery and Nisha Karumanchery-Luik

Playing the Race Card reflects and engages the dynamic nature of racialized experience in Western contexts. It examines today’s anti-racism project to discern how it might benefit from integrating strategies that work toward the development of critical consciousness as its main goal. So that the privileged and the oppressed alike may reflexively examine their own subject positions, this book identifies and addresses the need to develop a working model for anti-racism strategies. Given the need to understand and move beyond static conceptions of race and racism, Playing the Race Card offers both a critique of mainstream/privileged perceptions of racial oppression, as well as a direction forward within a more «organic» approach to social reform.